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.


Essex Heritage is soliciting bids for the fabrication and installation of directional signage along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway.


Come Celebrate Four Centuries of Salem's Maritime Heritage!

Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events!