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. Parking is also available in designated areas of Main Street and Martin Street.


Enjoy the self-guided tour! Brochures, including this map, are available at the sign on the corner of Main Street and Martin Street (in front of the Village Restaurant) and at many interpretive signs along the tour.

Map of Historic Essex Walking Tour in Essex, Massachusetts