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MUSEUM OPEN Weekends 10 am - 5 pm

Group Tours and Field Trips can be scheduled week days.

Call 978-768-7541 for details.

So many things happening at the Museum this spring: 

Women of Essex Exhibit through end of April in Waterline Center; 

Town of Essex Civil War Document Project Launch 5/12/17.

National Boat Building Competition - MAY 13th; Digital Photography Workshop 6/3/17.

ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER! 6/5/17: Schooners Ardelle, Lannon & Story 

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Welcome to History

At the Essex Shipbuilding Museum you can experience New England work ethics, attitudes and values that have much to teach us today.

There are a number of ways  you can visit the Museum. Both individual and group tours, including school groups, are available. In addition to tours there are opportunities for scholars to access the extensive collections. 
There is always something new happening here!

In addition to visiting, volunteering is a very rewarding part of our museum's strength. Contact the Museum for current  opportunities.

Women of Essex: Stories to Share

Open weekends 10-5 until April 30.

National Boat Building Event - 2-3 teams racing against time and tide 10 am - 3 pm NEW DATE: May 13, 2017.

MAY 12, 7 pm: Town of Essex Civil War Documents Project Launch - Waterline Center