Basic Information

Essex National Heritage Area covers 500 square miles of public and private lands in northeastern Massachusetts (Essex County). It encompasses thousands of historic, cultural, and natural places that were crucial in shaping our nation's heritage. Essex NHA is managed by Essex Heritage, a nonprofit organization. For more information, visit their website at


Visitor Centers

There are thirteen Essex Heritage visitor centers. Find out more about these visitor centers at

Fees and Passes

The National Park Service does not charge any fees in association with Essex National Heritage Area, but some points of interest may. Contact individual sites for more information. You can learn more about associated sites of interest at

Last updated: June 12, 2019

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Mailing Address:

10 Federal Street, Suite 12
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 740-0444

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