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Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Sunset Cruises

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2018

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is offering summertime leisure in its purest form aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat with Saturday Night Sunset Cruises down the Connecticut River! Every Saturday evening through August 25th at 6PM, guests will revel in 360-degree views Connecticut’s storybook countryside. For just $30/person, enjoy this intimate sunset riverboat trip from the boat’s dock in Deep River to the Baldwin Bridge and back again – a breathtaking twilight trip which includes a 15-minute diesel locomotive ride…

Connecticut River Museum

2018 FREE Thursdays on the Dock Concerts at the CT River Museum

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Now in its eighth year at the Connecticut River Museum, Thursdays on the Dock Free concerts have for many become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. In 2018 the event will take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, July 5 through August 30 on the Museum’s historic steamboat dock. This free event features a different band each night, with a few local food vendors available for your dining pleasure, and the panoramic views of the River. In…

Beer & Brats Onboard the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Beer & Brats Onboard the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2018 at 5:30pm

Join the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for their "three B" Beer & Brats cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful fall foliage on the Connecticut River. A great night is in store for you from the minute you smell the brats sizzling on the grill to the last sip of beer as you glide into dock after a stunning sunset. Ride our vintage train & riverboat while enjoying tastings of several carefully selected craft beers. Help yourself to a buffet of…

Talk Like a Pirate Cruise on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Talk Like a Pirate Cruise on the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

September 19 @ 6:00 pm

What better way to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day then to do exactly that while sailing aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat on the Connecticut River. This ADULTS ONLY adventure is sure to make you a master of Pirate Lingo. (21 and older event) Arrive at Essex station by 5:45 p.m. for boarding and departure at 6:00 p.m. Following a short train ride to Deep River Landing, board the Becky Thatcher for a 2-hour cruise down the Connecticut River.…


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