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!


2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner
Join Essex Heritage on May 7 as we honor three incredibly deserving individuals who have collectively inspired a powerful land conservation ethos in Essex County and beyond. Read on...


Local Photographers Focus on Local Places To Win

Essex Heritage and Salem Maritime share model program


Cape Ann is known worldwide for its exciting concentrations of winter seabirds! Enjoy this weekend full of events for all levels of birders.

Join us in honoring three incredibly deserving individuals