Connecticut River Museum, Essex

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  • August 14, 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 Connec...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    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 he...  more »
  • August 9, 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.  more »
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  • April 2, 2017
    A little museum with a big punch, especially if you're maritime oriented. The instructional materials are interesting and informative, particularly with regard to the Essex Village place in historic. My favorite item is the pedal power submarine that worked but never did deliver its explosives to the enemy ship. Alas, but what a story!
  • June 25, 2017
    Very helpful and amazing people only looking to help make sure you have an enjoyable time out on the water.
  • February 14, 2017
    This s place is small but full of interesting things. There is a historic replica if the Turtle which was the first "submarine". You can get river tours to see Eagles and other bird life on river. Go around Christmas to see train show. Staff is friendly & helpful.
  • December 19, 2016
    Great location, and friendly staff. I can't recommend a visit to downtown Essex enough, or the view of the river from the museum. The museum itself however was a bit of a letdown - there was a lot of interesting things to read - however if you enjoy more visual exhibits like me then you may be underwhelmed. While I have never participated, the hands on activities offered by the museum seem fun, and we always enjoy attending the antique boat shows.
  • May 22, 2017
    Nice place to visit while seeing the area.

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