The Essex National Heritage Area is a federally designated region that encompasses the geographic area of Essex County, Massachusetts. This region contains unique natural, historic, and cultural assets that make it a place like nowhere else.
Essex Heritage has partnerships with 13 welcome/visitor centers all over the county; Located in Beverly, Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Marblehead, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Salisbury, and Saugus. Through our…Learn More
Essex Heritage operates and maintains the 10-acre historic Bakers Island Light Station at Bakers Island, with the mission of public access and preservation. Bakers Island Light Station is located on…Learn More
The 90-mile roadway links 14 coastal communities from Lynn to Salisbury and features scenic views, period architecture, historic sites and recreational opportunities. With the twin goals of preserving the byway’s…Learn More
Heritage at Home was developed out of the COVID-19 crisis. Many of our partners had valuable online content to share and these resources were compiled in one place to help…Learn More
The Border to Boston Trail is a 70-mile shared-use trail that links approximately 20 communities from the New Hampshire border to Boston for non-motorized uses including walking, bicycling, and more….Learn More