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.

Children stroll by the Annisquam Lighthouse of Essex NHA

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Children stroll on the sands by the Annisquam Lighthouse of Essex National Heritage Area

Last updated: June 17, 2019

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Mailing Address:

10 Federal Street, Suite 12
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 740-0444

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