Essex, Massachusetts is more than just the home of Woodman’s! While no visit to our neck of the woods would be complete without a stop in for some of the best seafood, fried clams and chowder in all of New England, there are lots of things to do in Essex. From guided tours of this historic area to charter cruises and more, you’ll have a great time in Essex. Want even more ideas? Stop in and ask us what’s new!
Coastal Visits – Guided Land Tours
Owned by local residents, Coastal Visits is Cape Ann’s only Guided land tour of Essex, Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at their visitor center/gallery in Essex.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Come see the shipyard, tools, and artifacts that built and launched over 4,000 vessels since 1688 – the most in America! Long before fried clams came to Essex this was our claim to fame!! A wonderful history of a hard working New England town.