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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

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

Historic Villages of Essex

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

Essex, CT Historic Districts

Things to do near Essex, CT

The Connecticut Historical Society Museum

Award-winning, family-friendly, and educational exhibits, programs and events, plus a nationally significant library explore ...

Butler-McCook House & Garden & Main Street History

Hartford's oldest house, was home to four generations of Butlers and McCooks. Tours highlight the late 19th- and 20th-century...

Goodspeed Opera House Tour

30-minute tour of historic Victorian theater built in 1876 by shipping magnate William Goodspeed....

Howard Johnson Express Inn

64 units, TV, O pool....

Hawthorne Inn

68 units, rest., lounge, ent., TV, O pool, pets, exercise room, barbecue facility....