Historic Essex Walking Tour

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Historic Essex Walking Tour

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Recurring Event

Time Slot(s):

7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Available during daylight hours.


Learn how one New England village built close to 4,000 wooden vessels, find a 1797 Paul Revere bell, discover the birthplace of the fried clam, and learn about the grave robberies of 1818 as you step back in time to 16 historic sites on the Historic Essex Walking Tour! This self-guided tour with a brochure & map inside to guide you, spans a one-mile stretch of the walkable Essex River Cultural District on Main Street with short extensions onto Martin Street and Eastern Avenue. Enjoy this leisurely stroll with shops & restaurants along the way.

Special Instructions

Scan each sign’s QR code with your smart phone for additional stories, historic photos, video and audio clips related to each site.


55 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929

55 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929



Dog Friendly

Parking Available

Restrooms Available

Event Category

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

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