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Essex, Connecticut

  • Becky Thatcher

    Includes hour-long cruise aboard the Becky Thatcher to enjoy the view of the Connecticut River shoreline. Passengers change from steam train to riverboat at Deep River Landing....
    Becky Thatcher
  • RiverQuest

    Experience the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest. 90-minute daytime cruise Essex Harbor and the lower Connecticut River, eagle cruises, and educational expeditions available....
    RiverQuest

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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


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

Pratt House (c.1732)

Historic house built in sections throughout the 18

Essex, CT Historic Homes

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

Things to do near Essex, CT

Simsbury Tourism Committee - Visitor Center

See Simsbury First! Small town charm, rural beauty, history, hiking, biking, dining, music, arts, shopping, state parks, Talc...

Berlin Motor Inn

15 units (seven cabins), TV....

Inn at Middletown

Located on historic Main Street, formally the National Guard Armory. 100 rooms (12 suites), rest., pub, TV, fitness center, I...

Riverfront Recapture

You've got it ALL in the Riverfront Parks! Riverfront Plaza, Riverside Park, Charter Oak Landing, Great River Park...

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