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.

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Park Partner

Park Partner

The Essex National Heritage Area is a member of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas and is one of 49 heritage areas in the United States.

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National Park Service

Experience Your America

Discover nearly 400 national parks on the official National Park Service webpage. Some may be closer than you think.

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What are National Heritage Areas?

What are National Heritage Areas?

They are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

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