Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) is a non-profit organization that has been federally authorized to manage and oversee the unique heritage resources of the Essex National Heritage Area.
The Essex National Heritage Area is a federally designated region that encompasses the geographic area of Essex County, Massachusetts.
Get to know the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA.
Bringing awareness and appreciation for heritage resources around the county.
A 70-mile shared-use trail that links together approximately 20 communities.
Heritage at Home was developed out of the COVID-19 crisis.
We have partnerships with 13 welcome/visitor centers all over the county.
Operating and maintaining the 10-acre historic Bakers Island Light Station.
The 90-mile roadway links 14 coastal communities.
Essex Heritage offers a wide variety of programs for all ages to engage residents and visitors with the cultural resources of the heritage area.
Education programs offer opportunities for teachers and students to explore the rich, diverse history of the region.
A summer youth employment and training program with a unique partnership with the National Park Service.
The program comprises four categories: Education, Preservation, Interpretation, and Inclusion.
Essex Heritage provides a variety of public programs to highlight the unique assets of Essex County, MA.
Each year, photographers of all levels submit stunning images of the Essex Heritage Area.
Learn about our walking tours, films and more at the Regional Visitor Center.
Three Salem events were recently awarded People’s Choice Awards. Read the article (PDF).