- 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.
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Winslow and North Street, Plymouth, MA MoreLess Info
The Mayflower Society House & Library is located just around the corner from Plymouth Rock in a historic dwelling from the 18th century. It features a small museum dedicated to the pilgrims and serves as the headquarters for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
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Downtown off Main Street at Summer Street, Plymouth, MA 02361 MoreLess Info
Colonial Lantern Tours - Private Tours is an excursion company that uses professional guides who have knowledge about the historical and cultural aspects of Plymouth. The company has a 'Ghosts & Legends' tour and a 'Thanksgiving' trip.
Jenney House Museum, which operated as the Jenney Grist Mill before, functions as a mueseum and features a wide range of exhibits about the history of John Lenney who set up the mill in 1636, as well as a variety of other historical artifacts.
Get a history lesson at Jabez Howland House. This historic landmark was built in 1667 and purchased by the son of Mayflower passengers. The museum, decorated in period furnishings, is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Tours are available.
An indoor play center and party place designed for children between the ages of 1 and 8 years, Imagination Island features a variety of play equipment and creative play stations. The center hosts birthday parties, as well.
Located next to the Dacey Field playground, the Franklin Dog Park is a fenced, double-gated park for dogs, open from dawn until dusk. The park offers shaded areas, picnic tables and supplies for clean-up and disposal.
From personal training to fitness classes, The Adirondack Club offers its members an aquatics facility, gyms, and tennis courts. During the summer, the club hosts various youth camps for tennis, arts and crafts, and swimming.