Distinctly American Voices: The Authors of Essex County

For over three centuries, writers have made the North of Boston region their home. They have chronicled the lives of real people who performed extraordinary tasks to build a powerful nation. These writers found “a story in every mile” of revolutions and inventions, witches and whales, early settlers who braved the unknown for a better life and of fishermen lost at sea. No other area tells the story of the enduring American Spirit like the cities and towns north of Boston. Visit the homes of literary giants, see statues erected in their honor and read original editions of their works housed in the region’s museums, historical societies, and libraries. Click on the links above to plan your escape.