Side Trips from Boston Sights

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

  • 66 Main St. (Rte. 133) Map It
  • Essex

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

At what is still an active shipyard, this museum chronicles over 300 years of wooden shipbuilding. Essex launched approximately 400 vessels, most of them two-masted fishing schooners for the Gloucester fleet. The museum offers shipbuilding demonstrations, events, and self- and fully guided tours. The collection includes ship models on loan from the Smithsonian, as well as the 83-foot Evelina M. Goulart—one of only seven remaining Essex-built schooners.

Sight Information


66 Main St. (Rte. 133), Essex, Massachusetts, 01929, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Self-guided tour $7; guided tour $10
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., Wed.–Sun. 10–5; early spring/late fall, weekends 10–5

Published 07/14/2016


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