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Connecticut River Museum

67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426

Discover the exciting history and spectacular environment of New England’s Great River at the Connecticut River Museum, located in beautiful Essex, CT. Bring your family and explore the exhibits! Climb aboard a replica of the Turtle submarine and find out what it was like to be a submarine pilot during the American Revolution. Walk all 410 miles of the River as you travel our vertical gallery filled with fantastic aerial photos and a whimsical mural of the River. Learn the stories of people and the River from Native Americans through the present in our three floors of exhibits. The Connecticut River Museum offers changing exhibitions and programs as well: spend a summer day exploring our feature exhibit and sailing the River on the historic wooden schooner Mary E; November – February has the magic of our annual Train Show; February and March offer our EagleWatch exhibit and Boat Tours.