• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

nearby Attractions

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Do you want to visit America's first national historic site and one of the most important ports in the Nation?

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

 
Essex

For a list of the heritage sites in Essex County, please visit the Essex National Heritage Area web site. This link will open in a new window.

 

General Information about Visiting Essex County

Essex National Heritage Area
Essex County was designated a National Heritage Area in 1996. The Essex National Heritage Area web site is a wonderful resource for information about sites and events throughout Essex County, Massachusetts.

Destination Salem
Destination Salem is the office of tourism and cultural affairs for the city of Salem. The Destination Salem Web site has information about the commercial attractions in the city, including those related to the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.


North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
The North of Boston CVB website has information for tour and convention planners, as well as information on hotels, restaraunts and attractions.

Did You Know?

Painting by Don Trianti depicts the first National Guard muster that took place in late 1636/7. Civilian soldiers are in formation dressed in buff coats, helmets, and bandoliers. They drill with their muskets with smoke coming from the chimneys of their thatched-roof houses in the background.

On Thursday, January 10, 2013 President Obama signed into law HR1339 which designates Salem, Massachusetts as the birthplace of the National Guard. Future ironworks founder John Winthrop, Jr. was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the East Regiment on March 9, 1636/7. The East Regiment included the communities of Salem, Saugus (changed to Lynn later in 1637), Ipswich, and Newbury.