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Essex, Connecticut

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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


Pratt House (c.1732)

Historic house built in sections throughout the 18

Essex, CT Historic Homes

RiverQuest

Experience the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest. 90

Essex, CT Cruises

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

Bishopsgate Inn

1818 shipbuilder?s homestead with six fireplaces. Six rooms with private bath (one suite with sauna)....

Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford

Final resting place of Revolutionary War soldiers and 17th-century settlers including African-Americans and Hartford's founde...

Artworks Gallery

Twelve annual exhibitions, lectures, workshops, readings and performances....

Comstock Covered Bridge

One of the few remaining covered bridges left in Connecticut. Crosses the Salmon River, is limited to pedestrian traffic. Pic...

Holcomb Farm Learning Centers

Built in the early 1700s where the Holcomb family produced cider, wood, milk and tobacco. Currently houses a learning center ...