Frequently Asked Questions

Is Essex National Heritage Area a national park?

Essex National Heritage Area (Essex NHA) is a National Heritage Area, which means that it is managed by a coordinating entity (in this case, Essex Heritage) on behalf of the National Park Service. National Heritage Areas are public-private partnerships that support historic preservation, recreation, conservation, and heritage tourism. Learn more about the National Heritage Areas Program.

Are there other National Park Service units located in Essex National Heritage Area?

Yes, Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site are both located within the boundaries of Essex National Heritage Area.

Can I get my national parks passport stamped at Essex National Heritage Area?

Yes! You can get passport cancellation stamps at regional visitor centers. Visit Essex Heritage: Passport to Your National Parks to learn more.

How can I find out more about Essex National Heritage Area?

Visit Essex Heritage online or contact them here.

Last updated: July 9, 2019

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