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Connecticut River Museum

67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-8269
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Interesting & informative, great staff.

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here learning avout the local history. there are some brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Steve B
Train exhibit alone worth the price of admission

Three floors of interesting history here! The third floor has a spectacular train display that is... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
NewEnglandTraveler23
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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The museum covers the maritime history of the Connecticut River Valley.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (13 reviews)
“third floor” (11 reviews)
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67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
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+1 860-767-8269
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"three floors"
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"connecticut river"
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"third floor"
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"ship models"
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"climb the stairs"
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"an extra hour"
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"fall trip"
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"invasive species"
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"train display"
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"full size"
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"rainy day"
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"great information"
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"interesting history"
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"a small gift shop"
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"special exhibit"
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We spent a pleasant couple of hours here learning avout the local history. there are some brilliant photos in here with great exhibits too.

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Three floors of interesting history here! The third floor has a spectacular train display that is worth the price of admission just to see this one exhibit. So much detail and such big long trains going around a few different tracks. They even have steam...More

Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Took my grandsons there to get out of the rain and explore something different. They were able to run around, touch and explore everything. Self guided with no rush. Went back to look at somethings twice. We had a great time!

Thank loriastringer3884
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Very well done and worth a visit! The location is right on the water and would be even nicer in summer so you could sit outside and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Thank GlacierChick
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We drove up to Essex to look around and decided to tour the River Museum. It is a fun and informative attraction. Elevator available for those who don't want to climb the stairs. Going up to the third floor and finding the train display was...More

Thank OTCHmama
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Our group learned a lot about the history of the area and the Connecticut River. We got to see an amazing mural along the back staircase. There are some unusual exhibits to enjoy. The beautiful fall day with refreshments on the lawn facing the river...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is not a large museum and parking is small as well. When I was there with my two grandchildren last year we had no problem parking the car. We had just about the whole museum to our self. The museum is full of all...More

Thank travelmanRA
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I wished I could have gone to places in high school like this place. Just to connect dots the dots to see the bigger picture.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Went with friends from Philadelphia that were sailors, they were captivated by the historic nautical exhibits, educational and enjoyable.

Thank frank k
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Essex and my 9 and 11 yr old grandsons asked to go, they really enjoyed the exhibits, the pictures and murals on the stairs, and the videos. Not my thing, but happy that they have the interest in history. There is a boat...More

Thank bethab54
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Cheryll O
29 July 2017|
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Response from LBSacramento | Reviewed this property |
The Mary E. Schooner is no longer in Essex. It's back in Maine from whence it came. However, the museum still has cruises, same schedule as before on a 1614 replica of a sailing ship the Onrust. Do make advance... More
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