What You'll Get
- Two-Hour SUP or Single Kayak Rental for One and Museum Admission: Valid Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
- Two-Hour SUP, Canoe, or Single/Tandem Kayak Rental for Two and Museum Admission: Valid Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Opening date is June 16, 2017.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Weekday Reservation required, subject to availability. Weekend reservation recommended. Merchant’s standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed the price paid for the voucher). Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please arrive early for check-in. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.