The information below provides additional history about one of the sixteen points of interest along the tour. Visit Essex, Massachusetts and enjoy our self-guided tour to learn more about each historic Essex location on the interpretive signs.
ESSEX TOWN HALL AND T.O.H.P. BURNHAM LIBRARY
ESSEX TOWN HALL, ADJACENT TO THE BASEBALL GROUNDS
The land behind Town Hall has been a gathering place for baseball since 1873 and games continue to be played there today. This 1911 postcard view of the landscape remains virtually unchanged.