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Connecticut River Museum

67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-8269
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Very Unique and Educational Museum - Focusing on the Connecticut River

My husband and I have visited the Connecticut River Museum multiple times, most recently on Sunday... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Windsor, Connecticut
Nice quick stop

We had an extra hour before train trip and drove by this museum. It has a great view of the river... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The museum covers the maritime history of the Connecticut River Valley.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-8269
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have visited the Connecticut River Museum multiple times, most recently on Sunday, August 13th. The Connecticut River Museum is unique with its focus on multiple aspects of the Connecticut River with great information on the river from a historical perspective. This...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an extra hour before train trip and drove by this museum. It has a great view of the river and you can rent kayaks which would be great. The museum itself is well kept but there is not a lot here and thirty...More

Thank sharronc413
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated near the end of the Connecticut River, this museum gives a history of the river's use. I especially loved the "Turtle" Submarine exhibit and the outdoor vessels.

Thank Veronesi413
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in the last hour it was open and we ran out of time! We will be back as it was very interesting and historically rich.

Thank Marie-Helene L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum and found a complete history of the Connecticut River from it's founding to modern day. Love the mural!

Thank P H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Connecticut River Museum highlights the path of the Connecticut River and historic events that occurred since the colonial period that involved the river. It often has special art exhibits and houses a fine gift shop. The museum offers presentations on occasion about particular events,...More

Thank LBSacramento
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The first floor is the strongest with a good review of the British raid on Essex and reconstruction of the submarine that let's experience the first attempted submersible attack. The second floor is about the life of the river as center of commerce and it's...More

1  Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum features in-depth exhibits involving the CT river, trade, ecosystem, fish, and lots more. Great place for tourists to visit. Plenty of parking, and knowledgeable exhibits.

1  Thank auntiearwen
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were there before they opened and had a wonderful walk on the docks with our granddaughters. Beautiful views of the Connecticut River. Museum was great!!

1  Thank Dodie G
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a very nice museum with information regarding the history of the CT river. Includes full size example of the 'Turtle' submarine, information regarding the English destroying 27 american ships near Essex, travels up the river. We even got to see a really great...More

1  Thank James N
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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