• Essex National Heritage Area


    National Heritage Area Massachusetts

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?

Children making model ships at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

In the 19th century, more two-masted vessels were launched in the town of Essex Massachusetts than any other town in the world. More...