Essex Merchants Group

Essex Merchants Group

| Essex, MA 01929

Essex has a rich history of shipbuilding, clamming, agriculture, and ancillary businesses along its coastal landscape. The Great Marsh and the winding Essex River provide picturesque views and miles of open space for boating and kayaking, bird watching and waterfront dining. Considered by many to be America’s Antique Capital, Essex is a collector’s, dealer’s and decorator’s paradise with art, furnishings, and accessories ranging from “early attic” to fine American and international antiques – all housed in antique buildings in close proximity. One-of-a-kind festivals and events are held in this classic New England setting including an annual chowder tasting festival, an Essex River race, events at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Cogswell’s Grant folk art museum, Plein Air painting, Essex Farmers Market and a self-guided Historic Essex Walking Tour in the Essex River Cultural District.


Essex River Cruises & Charters

“Enjoy a river excursion that captures the essence of New England.” The Boston Globe. Sheltered pristine scenic narrated.Free parking. Restroom.

Cogswell's Grant

Cogswell's Grant is open June 1 through October 15, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Admission is $10/adults, $9/seniors, $5/students and children. Admission is free to members of Historic New England and to Essex town residents.

Woodman's of Essex

The informal setting of this once roadside stand adds to the delight of enjoying New England seafood at its BEST! Go ahead, dig in and get messy!

The area from Boston, Massachusetts' doorstep extending to the New Hampshire border is a diverse and beautiful place with historical and cultural significance. Distances are short, prices are reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Known for cozy hotels and inns, delicious restaurants, fascinating museums and great beaches, North of Boston, MA is the ideal vacation destination. The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty-four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

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