Home Page Banner

MUSEUM OPEN Weekends 10 am - 5 pm

Group Tours and Field Trips can be scheduled week days.

Call 978-768-7541 for details.

THE STORY OF THE SCHOONER "LEWIS H. STORY".

This Thursday night Harold Burnham and Len Burgess talk about the building of... and the model making of... the "Lewis H. Story".

Len will be presenting the finished model to the Shipbuilding Museum.

May 25, 7pm in the Waterline Center, Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

CHANGE TO EVENT DATE! Re-Launch of Lewis H. Storyhas been changed to 6/3/17 - events begin at 4 pm

Music, Food, launch; Annual Meeting 6/12/17 6 - 8 pm POT LUCK dinner in the Waterline Center

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

Schooner Challenge Tickets

Click Here for Our Calendar of Events

Link to Facebook

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.

Len Burgess and Harold Burnham talk about the building

of and the making of the model of - the Lewis H. Story 5/25/17

7 pm, Waterline Center

LAUNCH EVENT/PARTY!  The Lewis H. Story, event starts at 4 pm, 6/3/17

Schooner Challenge, 6-8 pm, 6/5/17, from Gloucester House Wharf

Annual Meeting, 6-8 pm, 6/12/17, Waterline Center