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Connecticut River Museum

67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-8269
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River Museum

This is not a large museum and parking is small as well. When I was there with my two grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelmanRA
History 101

I wished I could have gone to places in high school like this place. Just to connect dots the dots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen B
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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67 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
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+1 860-767-8269
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank frank k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 14 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 August 2017 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 19 July 2017

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
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co51
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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