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Heritage Tour

There are many ways to learn about our local history. Take a self-guided tour of museums, heritage properties and landmarks based on your own unique interests.


Relive the pioneer experience and discover how history comes alive at one of our museums or historic properties.

Heritage Plaques

Bronze designation plaques and aluminum interpretive plaques may be found at locations of significant cultural importance.Find out more about our plaque program on the Town of Essex Heritage Plaque Program page.

Historically Significant Properties

Learn about properties of historical significance on the Town of Essex Heritage Tour page.


Where are your ancestors buried? Ten pioneer cemeteries and three active cemeteries are located here. Find out more on the Town of Essex cemeteries page.

Family History Research

Do you have family history here? Contact one of our historical societies to find out how to identify your ancestors and learn more about your family's past.


History is written in books, but it's also painted on the walls of our community. As you travel through town, watch for the history recorded in our outdoor mural gallery.

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