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Essex, Connecticut

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Sarah Whitman Hooker Homestead

1720 mansion house, remodeled 1805, displays original materials to illustrate two periods of early domestic architecture, ant...

Udderly Woolly Acres

Working homestead with 1820 farmhouse on 20 acres, organic crops. One suite with private bath ($$$); two rooms with double be...

Copper Beech Inn

Elegant 1890 country inn with award-winning restaurant serving French cuisine, traditional and antique furnishings. 13 rooms,...

Summer Music Festival

Jazz, blues, country and western, big bands, rock 'n roll, and children?s concerts....

Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North

157 guest rooms (one suite, five junior suites), rest., lounge, TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, health club, I pool...