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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

Starting June 1, 2023
Thurs. - Sun. 10:00am - 3:00pm
Shipyard is Open Dawn to Dusk
with QR Codes to Guide You

Hours subject to change. Contact the museum to confirm.

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
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