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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

Historic Villages of Essex

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

Essex, CT Historic Districts

Pratt House (c.1732)

Historic house built in sections throughout the 18

Essex, CT Historic Homes


Things to do near Essex, CT

Old Manchester Museum (1859)

Local historical artifacts including Pitkin Glass Works, Cheney Brothers Silk Mills, Bon Ami Soap Co., military memorial. Man...

Super 8 Motel - Hartford

104 units (four suites), TV, a/c, coffeemaker....

Simsbury 1820 House

Historic country inn furnished with antiques and period reproductions. 33 rooms (six suites), private bath, TV, caf-....

Acorn B&B

Cozy Cape Cod home in country setting. Two rooms, private bath, a/c, O pool, spa, fireplace; carving and art seminars....

Farmington Valley Visitors Association

Whatever the season, find your hidden gem in the Farmington Valley. Sping hot air balloon rides, Summer canoe, kayak or tube,...