Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

1 Railroad Ave.
Essex, CT 06426- Map It
(860) 767-0103

AAA Editor Notes

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is .2 mi. w. of SR 9 exit 3 at 1 Railroad Ave. The company offers a 12-mile sightseeing trip through the Connecticut River Valley. Restored steam trains provide hour-long round trips; all except the last train of the day connect with an optional 1.5-hour riverboat cruise on the Connecticut River. Holiday trips also are available during fall foliage season in October and around Christmas. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Train and riverboat $29; $19 (ages 2-11). Train only $19; $10 (ages 2-11). Parlor car $12 extra. Open car (seasonal) $7 extra. Caboose $5 extra.
Hours: Departures daily at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, late June-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. and Memorial Day at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, early May-late June; Fri.-Sun. at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, Fri. after Labor Day-Sept. 30; Thurs.-Mon. at 11, 12:30, 2 and 3:30, in Oct.