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!


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Essex Heritage is about being proud of where we live. Support our efforts to save the unique character of the Essex National Heritage Area and help us achieve our year-end goal so that we may continue to directly reinvest in all 34 Essex County communities. Join or Donate to the Nowhere Else Campaign today.


In celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary, Essex Heritage will award $2,000 grants to 20 organizations!

Local Photographers Focus on Local Places To Win!


Get ready to celebrate the seasonal return of Bald Eagles to the Merrimack Valley!

Engage in conversations about effective interpretation of northern slavery and its legacies.