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!


Find Your Story
In honor of our 20th anniversary and the National Park Service Centennial, we invite and challenge YOU to join the celebration by sharing YOUR favorite places in the Essex National Heritage Area. The first challenge is underway NOW until April 1. Find Your Story!


20 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

Regional leaders elected to serve on the Commission for the next three years


Enjoy an evening of fun, prizes, and facts about the Essex National Heritage Area!

A FREE Workshop for K-12 Teachers of all disciplines –Apply Now!