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Connecticut River Museum, Essex

4.4
#20 of 65 in Museums in Connecticut
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  • We visited the museum and found a complete history of the Connecticut River from it's founding to modern day. Love the mural!  more »
  • The Connecticut River Museum highlights the path of the Connecticut River and historic events that occurred since the colonial period that involved the river. It often has special art exhibits and hou...  more »
  • The first floor is the strongest with a good review of the British raid on Essex and reconstruction of the submarine that let's experience the first attempted submersible attack. The second floor is a...  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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