Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


Get on the boat! Climb aboard Naumkeag to visit Bakers Island Light Station
Welcome aboard Naumkeag, Essex Heritage's landing craft: the only boat that can bring you on an escorted, guided tour to Bakers Island Light Station! Learn more and get your tickets.


No matter what your interest or passion, you can find something to learn, explore, and enjoy!

Project funded through a grant from Colonel Timothy Pickering Chapter DAR and successful Kickstarter


A challenging run through Goose Cove Reservoir.

Explore Essex County during two weekends of 150+ FREE events!