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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

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

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


Things to do near Essex, CT

Talcott Mountain State Park

Extensive vista in all directions from 165-foot Heublein Tower, former summer home of prominent Hartford family. Museum of lo...

Pickin' Patch

Connecticut's tenth oldest family farm, since 1666. Pick-your-own fruits and vegetables (in season) and bedding plants (sprin...

Underground Canoe Trips

Lost Park River was buried under Hartford as part of a flood-control project. The tunnels are miles long and spacious. Guided...

Super 8 Motel

80 units (ten suites), TV, pets, game room, fitness room; airport shuttle....