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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


Historic Villages of Essex

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

Essex, CT Historic Districts

Things to do near Essex, CT

Wadsworth Mansion

Once a private residence of Col. Clarence Wadsworth, landscape designed by the Olmsted brothers. A 19th-century Beaux Art sty...

Avon Old Farms Hotel

Elegant country hotel furnished with period reproductions and antiques. 160 rooms (two suites), rest., pub, TV, health club, ...

Best Western Colonial Inn

120 units, lounge, TV, fitness room, O pool, patio; airport shuttle....

Hilton Hartford Hotel

392 rooms (11 suites), rest., coffee shop, lounge, TV, fitness center, I door, whirlpool...