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Essex, Connecticut

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Historic Villages of Essex

The historic villages of Essex (Centerbrook, Essex & Ivroyton)

Essex, CT Historic Districts

Connecticut River Museum

Housed in an 1878 Steamboat Dock warehouse located on the waterfront, the museum tells the Connecticut River Valley story in four galleries, with a working reproduction of the American Turtle, America?

Essex, CT Museums

Griswold Inn

1776 inn with an outstanding art collection, riverboat decor, furnished with antiques. 31 rooms with private bath (14 suites, eight with fireplace)

Essex, CT Lodging

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride

Ride in 1920's coaches pulled by an authentic steam locomotive. Then, board the river boat Becky Thatcher and cruise along the Connecticut River. Gift shop, snack shop, special events. Dinner train (May-Oct.)

Essex, CT Excursions


Things to do near Essex, CT

Southington Motor Lodge

Quiet country setting. 20 units (one efficiency), TV....

Simsbury Farms Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Northwest Park & Nature Center

473 acres of nature trails and country roads. Nature Center, animal barn, gardens, archives building, picnic pavilions, brail...

Old Manchester Museum (1859)

Local historical artifacts including Pitkin Glass Works, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills, Bon Ami Soap Co., military memorial. Man...

Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Farm

One of four dairy farms in Connecticut that milk cows, pasteurize and bottle own milk. Self-guided tours. Make ice cream on ...