Explore the coastal New England village of Essex, Massachusetts – known for shipbuilding, its estuary and pastoral landscapes, distinctive architecture, antique shops, outdoor recreation, restaurants and its clams.
Free parking is located in the municipal lot off Shepard Drive. Street parking is also available in designated areas of Main Street and Martin Street.
WALKING TOUR MAP
Enjoy the self-guided tour! Brochures, including this map, are available at the sign at many interpretive signs along the tour including signs #2, 4, 6, 11, and 14.
Click a Historic Site below for additional historical information that expands on the walking tour's signs:
1 TOUR OVERVIEW
2 ESSEX TOWN HALL AND T.O.H.P. BURNHAM LIBRARY
5 OLD BURYING GROUND AND HEARSE HOUSE
6 CENTRAL SCHOOLHOUSE, VETERAN'S HALL AND MUSEUM
7 SHIPBUILDING IN ESSEX