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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

RiverQuest

Experience the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest. 90

Essex, CT Cruises

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

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

Ramada Inn at Bradley International Airport

148 units (one suite with Jacuzzi), rest., lounge, TV, I & O pools, fitness center; airport shuttle service....

Talcott House B&B

1890 waterfront home with long great room containing two fireplaces. Four oceanview guest rooms decorated with antiques, priv...

The Simsbury Inn

Luxury hotel with country inn ambience. 100 units, rest., café, lounge, ent., TV, I pool, sauna, health club, tennis, jogging...

The Linden House

Restored Victorian offering six guest rooms (five with fireplace), private bath....