• Essex National Heritage Area


    National Heritage Area Massachusetts

Things To Do

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Rug from the Wenham Museum, MA

Rug from the Wenham Museum, Wenham MA

Experience the places that inspired the art!
Art exhibits and locations throughout the Essex National Heritage Area.
Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker by Phil Brown

Phil Brown

Best birding sites
The ENHA is a major bird migration area and a premiere place for birdwatching. Find the best spots on this list of birding sites compiled by local experts.

Did You Know?

House of the Seven Gables and Nathaniel Hawthorne portrait

The Turner Ingersoll mansion, also called The House of the Seven Gables was built in 1668 and is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England. More...