Connecticut River Museum, Essex

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  • Our group learned a lot about the history of the area and the Connecticut River. We got to see an amazing mural along the back staircase. There are some unusual exhibits to enjoy. The beautiful fall d...  more »
  • This is not a large museum and parking is small as well. When I was there with my two grandchildren last year we had no problem parking the car. We had just about the whole museum to our self. The mus...  more »
  • I wished I could have gone to places in high school like this place. Just to connect dots the dots to see the bigger picture.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Very helpful and amazing people only looking to help make sure you have an enjoyable time out on the water.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit while seeing the area.

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