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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

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

Things to do near Essex, CT

Hartford Marriott Hotel-Farmington

381 units (nine suites, 76 concierge rooms), rest., coffee shop, lounge, ent., TV, health club, I & O pools, tennis, game roo...

Gillette Castle State Park

River Camping - public camp along the Connecticut River, the campsites are available from May 1 through September 30 for over...

Twin Spruce Motel

15 units (one efficiency, four suites), TV....

Fire Museum

Located in turn-of-the-century firehouse with hand- and horse-pulled firefighting equipment, 1860 steam fire engine, 1915 wat...

Ancient Burying Ground of Hartford

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