Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


Essex Heritage announced the 2019 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program recipients at the Commission’s spring meeting in Ipswich on April 4.

Local Photographers Focus on Local Places to Win


Join local well-known birding expert, Chris Leahy, on his special birding-focused harbor tour whi

Get an exclusive tour of the new Briar Barn Inn, a sister property to Willowdale Estate.

Bakers Island Light Upgrades