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!


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

15 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations


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!