Town of Essex
Take a walk through time, connecting past and present day Essex and experience over 300 years of history through photos and stories on our self-guided tour. The walk spans the one-mile Essex River Cultural District on Main Street with short side trips extending onto Martin Street and Eastern Avenue. A brochure - with a map inside to guide you - is available at most signs along the tour.
Pick up a brochure with a map inside to guide you on the Historic Essex Walking Tour! Bring your smart phone or tablet to view additional history related to each site. Simply scan the QR (quick-response) code on each sign for additional stories, historic photos, video and audio clips connecting past and present day Essex!
55 Main Street (Welcome Sign), Essex, MA, 01929
From Route 128, take either Exit 14 (Route 133), Exit 15 (School Street), or Exit 18 (Route 22). From Route 95 and Route 1, take Route 133 East and follow signs to Essex. Free on-street parking in designated areas along Main Street, and free parking in the municipal lot behind the Fire Department at 24 Martin Street (Route 22).