Painting to Save the Sea!

Calling all future caretakers of the world, ages 12 to 16, for an important art project! Do you ever wonder about the power of creativity? At Salem Maritime, we celebrate the vibrant and beautiful waterfront of the Salem Sound. But our oceans and marine wildlife are in danger and they need your help! Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time but YOU have the power to have a positive effect on the world's environment!

Essex County Salt Tour

During the mid-seventeenth century, the “Ironworks at Lynn” manufactured large cast iron “salt pans” for the purpose of evaporating seawater to make salt. During the Colonial period, there were numerous places throughout Essex County attempting to produce salt. Join Park Rangers for a tour of the Iron Works. Then, depart the Iron Works on a motor coach to visit an early salt-making site in Essex County.

Historic Essex Walking Tour

The Historic Essex Walking Tour is a self-guided tour (with a brochure and map to guide you) to 16 interpretive signs that highlight the historic significance of this New England village. Learn how 300+ years of shipbuilding produced close to 4,000 wooden vessels; find a 1797 Paul Revere bell; discover the birthplace of the fried clam; learn about the grave robberies of 1818; gain insight into how Essex became known as “America’s Antiques Capital”; and other interesting stories. Benches along the Essex Causeway provide a place to sit and relax as you take the tour.

Open House to Celebrate 40 Years of the Lawrence History Center

Please join us for a day of reflection, celebration, and more! * Blacksmithing Demonstration * Tours of the Archive & Essex Company Complex * * Exhibits * Donation & Scanning Stations * Local Historians * 10:00 AM: 40th Annual Meeting 10:30 AM: "One Neighborhood, Two Towns: How a Part of Andover Became South Lawrence" 2:00 PM - Photography Walking Tour of the Stone Mill with Bob Lussier (reservation required) * Free Admission * Invite Your Family & Friends! * Questions? Please contact us at 978-686-9230 or

Walking Tour of High-End 18th c. Houses in Marblehead

Honoring the 250th anniv. of the Colonel Jeremiah Lee Mansion (built1766-68), this walking tour showcases one of the most outstanding houses from its time in America, comparing it to the 3 other high-end houses of M’head’s two principal merchants (exteriors only), who were brothers-in-law through their wives, who were half-sisters, plus the two large families’ compelling -- and tragic -- social history.

Bark Ranger Walk

Bring your favorite pups and join a Park Ranger for a special walk around the grounds of Saugus Iron Works. On this walk we'll discuss what it means to be a "Bark Ranger," the importance of the wetland habitat within the park, and the best ways to keep pets and natural resources healthy as we enjoy National Parks. The tour will conclude with a graduation ceremony where each dog will be sworn in as official "Bark Rangers" and receive their tag and certificate.


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