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Historic Essex Walking Tour

Monday, September 19, 2022

Historic Essex Walking Tour

Date & Time

Monday, September 19, 2022

Recurring Event

Time Slot(s):

Sunrise to Sunset.


Step back in time to 14 historic sites on a self-guided tour with a brochure and map to guide you. Each interpretive sign highlights the town’s history. Learn how 300+ years of shipbuilding produced close to 4,000 wooden vessels; find a 1797 Paul Revere bell; discover the birthplace of the fried clam; learn about the grave robberies of 1818; gain insight into how Essex became known as “America’s Antiques Capital”; and other interesting stories.

Special Instructions

Bring your smartphone or tablet to view additional history related to each site. Simply scan the QR (quick-response) code on each sign for additional stories, historic photos, video and audio clips connecting past and present day Essex!

Brochures–with a map inside–are available at 136 Main Street (next to Howard’s Flying Dragon Antiques) and at several other signs along the tour.


55 Main Street, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

55 Main Street, Essex, Massachusetts, USA


Event Category

  • Arts & Culture
  • Boat-Related
  • History
  • Maritime
  • Walking Tour

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