- TripBuzz found 405 things to do with kids in or near Essex, Massachusetts, including 402 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Salem, Gloucester and Cambridge.
- From Cogswell's Grant to Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Essex area offers 114 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Boat Cruise and Parks.
- A small town outside of Boston, Essex is a popular tourist destination in New England. Located on the Essex River, the city has its economic roots in both shipbuilding and clamming; and its rich history is recorded at its local museum. Other attractions in the area include a variety of antique shops, fishing charters, walking trails and public parks.
Hammond Castle was the home and laboratory of the famous inventor, John Hays Hammond, Jr. The castle features a Medieval style architecture and operates as a museum which houses a collection of medieval, Renaissance and Roman artifacts along with Hammond memorabilia.
Stage Fort Park is a local park and a historic site being home to Gloucester's first settlers who arrived here in 1623. The park comprises of two beaches called Half Moon Beach which is more of a lagoon, and Cressy's Beach which is more rocky and natural.
Half Moon Beach is a secluded, crescent-shaped beach located in Gloucester Bay. The kids will love the gentle waves and soft sands, or let them climb along the rocks and playground areas, then gather for a quiet picnic lunch.
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts, the North Shore Music Theatre features children's shows, concerts and musicals. The Backstage Bistro, at the threatre, serves dinner before evening performances. The restaurant is closed during matinees or during children's shows.
Fishermen's Memorial Monument, also called Man at the Wheel Statue, is a historic bronze cenotaph sculpture which was established in 1925 in memory of the Gloucester fishermen who never retured from the sea.
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off Rte. 127A on Gloucester-Rockport town line, Gloucester, MA MoreLess Info
Featuring a magnificent view of twin lighthouses, Long Beach in Gloucester is known for its gentle surf and sandy beach. Pack a lunch and bring the kids for swimming and sand castles, and a day you won't soon forget.
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254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 MoreLess Info
Hosting a variety of programs for youth, adults, and seniors, Greater Beverly YMCA - Sterling Center offers its members amenities like free childcare, fitness machines, a jungle gym, and more. The facility has an indoor and outdoor pool for laps.
Located within a historic1782 home, the Sargent House Museum is a museum filled with artifacts that tell the history of the local area. These artifacts include paintings by artist John Singer Sargent, of whom the house is named after.
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Filled with sofas and plush chairs, Cape Ann Community Cinema is a small neighborhood theater that features independent films. The cinema also hosts outdoor movie nights where visitors can bring lawn chairs and a blanket.