Connecticut River Museum
Essex, CT 06426
Discover New England’s Great River and historic Steamboat Dock with a visit to the Connecticut River Museum. 410 miles of water and 450 years of history come to life through interactive exhibits, river cruises, heritage festivals and more. Climb aboard a replica of the world’s first submarine, experience the 1814 British Raid on Essex, travel back to the age of steamships, sail aboard a historic schooner, or simply stroll our picturesque grounds overlooking Essex harbor.
Located on the Essex Waterfront at Steamboat Dock, this unique museum offers adventure, discovery and history in the making. Exhibits, programs and events bring the stories of the river to life overlooking one of New England’s most beautiful harbors. Take a tour of the river from our docks, stroll America’s perfect little town and make some history of your own right here, where the river comes to life.
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