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 Reopen April 2022.
Shipyard Open Dawn to Dusk

with QR codes to Guide You

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

Visit our new website to explore our collection, purchase nautical items, maritime books, hats, T-shirts and more along with original fine art for sale!

Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA