Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

The Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum
Box 277, 66 & 28 Main Street
Essex, Massachusetts 01929
(978) 768-7541

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Located in the heart of Essex, Massachusetts, the Museum is adjacent to an acre of land set aside in 1668 “for a yard to build vessels and employing workmen for this end” and is integral to the town’s historic character, scenic vista and central river basin. Features include antique shipbuilding tools, photographs, documents, and exhibits portraying the shipbuilding industry. Tours include video presentations and hands-on activities. A gift shop offers ship plans, maritime books, and other nautical memorabilia.

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