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

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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...


The DAR will award a $10,000 grant for the restoration of the Bakers Island Lighthouse!

15 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations


Join us in honoring three incredibly deserving individuals