• 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.

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Whipple House Museum Garden in Ipswich Massachusetts

At the John Whipple House in Ipswich you can step into an authentic 17th century-style Housewife’s Garden with more than sixty different colonial flowers and herbs. More...