News Updates


Amtrak Exhibit Train Coming to Essex Station
August 23-24, 2014

Can you hear the sound of a whistle? That’s the Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, August 23-24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. We’re thrilled to welcome this mobile museum for its only Connecticut visit in 2014.

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Passengers from the Past
August 2014

August is history month at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat as we welcome Mark Twain, William and Helen Gillette, and Jay Gatsby and Roaring ’20s characters, our special Passengers from the Past!

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Celebrate the Roaring ’20s at Essex Station
Summer of 2014

We’re bringing back the sights, sounds, and energy of the 1920′s to Essex Station this summer! Keep an eye peeled for colorful characters, historic signage and displays, and an opportunity to experience the adventure of riding the rails!

Celebrate the Roaring '20s