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10-5 through December.

Group Tours and Field Trips can be scheduled week days.

Call 978-768-7541 for details.

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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.

Visiting students marvel at the size of the Evelina M. Goulart.


Wreath-Making with Susie Talbot 
4-6PM  December 5  $40 per wreath

Have you ever wanted a wreath with your personal touches, but weren't sure where to start?

Join us at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum's Waterline Center as Susie Talbot guides us through decorating a 20" wreath. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced wreath maker, this is the event for you!

We will provide wreaths, ribbons, and a variety of decorations to choose from. Your choices will insure that the wreath you take home will reflect you.

Should you have a unique item you wish to use on your wreath, please bring it. We would also appreciate it if you have your own clippers or scissors if you brought them along.

Due to the nature of the workshop, space will be limited, and we do need you to register so we can know in advance how many wreaths will be needed. Registration charges will be based on the number of wreaths you wish to make. Once registered you can drop in any time the workshop is running.