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

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Connecticut River Museum - Essex: Visit for Two or Four to Connecticut River Museum (Up to 53% Off)

History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.

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  • $8 for admission for two adults (up to a $16 value)
  • $15 for admission for a family of four (up to a $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.

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.

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97% of 255 customers recommend

Gorgeous views! Great location, convenient and great service.
Tina G. · 4 days ago
A great place and very interesting.
Al M. · February 17, 2016
We went for the Holiday Train Show, and got to see the Museum. Great place. We loved the old submarine made of wood, for one person.
Bobbi D. · February 16, 2016
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    67 Main Street

    Essex, CT 06426

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