The entire hamlet of Essex is on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a walking tour of one of the most intact collection of pre-Civil War architecture in America.
This charming little town is full of well-preserved 19th century brick and stone homes, churches, inns and shops replete with carefully manicured lawns and gardens. The village has one of the finest and most intact collections of Federal and Greek Revival architecture in New York State. Founded in 1765, Essex saw substantial growth due to the success of local stone quarries, iron mines, tanneries, and two shipyards.
The Walking Tour Map of Essex includes a history of the area and brief details on over 50 structures. Download the PDF on this page.