66 Main Street (Rte. 133)
PO Box 277
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Tel 978-768-7541
Dr. David M. Driscoll, President
Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA
Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA

Indoor Exhibits:
Thurs. - Sun. 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri. - Field Trip Day
Sat. - Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm
Shipyard Open Dawn to Dusk

Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. Shipbuilding in Essex began before 1668. By 1849 as many as 15 shipyards were producing over 50 vessels a year. In all, more than 4,000 wooden vessels had been launched into the Essex River.

Special Announcements

Smithsonian Exhibit, ”Crossroads: Change in Rural America” on view through Oct. 22, 2022. Visit our website for details on special programming!

Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA