Things to do on Cape Ann: Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex

We are lucky to have so many wonderful historical sites and museums on Cape Ann. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted wooden fishing schooners than any other place in the world. It is a must on the Cape Ann to do list!

How can you build ships with wooden nails? Learn how at this very special small museum, interpreting four centuries of wooden boat building in Essex.

Essex Ship Building Museum

Photo Credit: Essex Shipbuilding Museum

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is located at66 Main Street in Essex. 978-768-7541.

Written by Patricia Mandell