Colonial Settlements, Maritime Adventures and Centuries of American Growth
The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston and covers 500 square miles of eastern Massachusetts to the New Hampshire border. The Area includes hundreds of historical sites, miles of intact landscapes, glistening coastal regions and lifetimes of rich experiences that chronicle the history of our region and of our nation.
Did You Know?
The Ayer Mill Clock Tower in Lawrence is the second largest, 4-sided clock tower in the world behind London’s Big Ben. (Painting courtesy of Judith Purinton) More...