Visit for Two or Four to Connecticut River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Explore the history and sights of the Connecticut River as displayed in a refurbished 1878 steamboat warehouse

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Promotional value expires Feb 19, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in single visit. Holiday Train exhibit starts November 22nd and will continue until February 17, 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $8 for admission for two adults (up to $16 value)
  • $16 for admission for a family of four (up to $32 value)

The natural and anthropological history of the river is unveiled through a tour of the museum's exhibits and grounds. Alternatively, guests can opt to visit one of the temporary special exhibitions on display, which change frequently. Please note: the Holiday Train exhibit starts November 22nd and will continue until February 17, 2014.

 

Connecticut River Museum

The Connecticut River spans 410 miles from the border of Canada to Long Island Sound. Inside the Connecticut River Museum, visitors can span that space through exhibits that tell the stories of the river and the people who have lived along it. Aerial photographs and a large mural depict the evolution of the river communities through time, and the On the Great River exhibit showcases the early history of the river through artifacts and works of art. A reproduction of David Bushnell’s Turtle allows visitors to get up close to the submarine, turn the propeller, and pump the ballast intake. A huge mural, cannonballs, and ship fragments recall the night in April 1814 when British forces traveled upriver and burned the privateer fleet in Essex. The river played a key role in the development of towns and cities in New England, providing everything as transportation routes to waterpower.

Along with long term and special exhibits, the museum offers educational programs for adults and children as well as seasonal boat cruises up the River. Cruises travel along the lower river valley, labeled one of America’s last great places by the Nature Conservancy.

Customer Reviews

Nice spot for a picnic lunch and the paintings in the stairwells are awesome!
Linette A. · May 27, 2014
Great museum! The woman at the desk was very informative. Not a big place but lots to see there. The map going up the stairway was absolutely fabulous!!
Patricia A. · February 21, 2014
Great little museum with lots of history available.
Nicole S. · February 17, 2014
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