Your support matters. Why? Because support from our members is reinvested directly into our communities. Your Essex Heritage membership dues and/or donations will be put to immediate use to providing grants to worthy organizations all over Essex County AND to reinforce many programs and initiatives that sustain the precious historic, natural, and cultural places found within the Essex National Heritage Area.

Membership Opportunities

Explorer (Individual)

  • Invitations and discounted rate (20% off) to attend Essex Heritage programs and events, workshops, and/or lectures offered throughout the year
  • Discounted (20% off) off tickets to take the boat to Bakers Island Light Station
  • A free guide to Trails & Sails in the mail – 16 days of 200+ free events showcasing the unique historic, cultural and natural sites in the Heritage Area
  • Early access to register for certain Trails & Sails events
  • NEW: Special invitations to Heritage Friend Events at no cost

Voyager (Family)

  • All benefits of an Explorer Membership plus:
  • Option to “Spend the Night at the Bakers Island Light” available to Essex Heritage Voyager (or higher category) ONLY

*Voyager level benefits and above can be applied to two adults and children 17 and under.

Heritage Friend

  • All benefits of a Voyager Membership plus:
  • 10% off merchandise at Bakers Island Light Gift Shop (and online store)

Heritage Trailblazer

  • All benefits of a Friend Membership plus:
  • 15% off merchandise at Bakers Island Light Gift Shop (and online store)

Corporate Membership Program

Business contributions to Essex Heritage are a strong demonstration of your company’s investment in the unique quality of life we enjoy in the Essex National Heritage Area. Corporate membership provides direct support to Essex Heritage’s mission –- to preserve, and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County, MA. Working closely with local community leaders and grassroots advocates, we will forge coalitions and partnerships that advance preservation, education, recreation, conservation and cultural tourism. Become a member or renew today

A 10% discount on ticket purchases to Bakers Island Light Station;

Invitations to regional networking events in unique heritage sites that will further connect you with our work and this region;

Invitations to unique Essex Heritage events and Essex Heritage Featured Partner events at the membership discount prices (these events include trail walks, lectures, and more);

Recognition during our Spring and Fall annual meetings;

Promotional visibility on the Essex Heritage website and eNewsletter;

Social Media engagement on Essex Heritage’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram;

Regular communication on heritage happenings, issues; and events;

A free guide to Trails & Sails – Two Weekends of 200+ free events showcasing the unique historic, cultural and natural sites in the Heritage Area;

Expanded opportunities for continued heritage education and volunteer opportunities throughout the Heritage Area;

Opportunities to connect to heritage resources vital to our unique quality of life.

Corporate Member Sponsors

Top Tier

Eastern Bank

Light Keepers

Salem Five

Sustainer Circle Members

Newburyport Bank

Hawthorne Hotel

North Shore Bank

North Shore Music Theatre

Peirce Farm on Witch Hill

Groom Construction

Supporter Circle Members

Asbury Grove Historical Society

Salem Witch Museum

Northern Essex Community College

Union Oyster House

John J. Walsh Insurance


Seaboard Products Co.

Topsfield Fair

Camp Denison

First Ipswitch Bank

The Pickering House

Beverly Main Streets

Business Friend Members

Community Greetings