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!


Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence on the Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour
The Salem Witch Trials has been dramatized so many times in so many ways that some of the real history has been lost. Uncover the myths and debunk misconceptions on this walking tour offered throughout October. Learn more and get your tickets.


No matter what your interest or passion, you can find something to learn, explore, and enjoy!

Project funded through a grant from Colonel Timothy Pickering Chapter DAR and successful Kickstarter


Join us for a morning of engagement at one of the North Shore's oldest and most majestic playhous

Celebrate Halloween with some fitness fun for the whole family