School Trips

Bob Bell entertains School GroupHere at Essex Steam Train we love kids! A ride on the Essex Steam Train and the Connecticut Riverboat offers many educational touchstones:

  • The science of our steam engines
  • The history of our railroad and vintage rail cars
  • The ecology and history of the river valley
  • Cruise by historic Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and other sights
  • Round trip ticket is $12.00 per person.

Operating dates are Monday – Friday, June 2 – June 13, 2014. Please contact our office for more information on an enjoyable and educational field trip.

Teachers! You can download a 7 Page Fun Activities document (PDF) with word games, railroad glossary, landmarks, and trivia. Perfect for the bus trip to the Essex Steam Train!

To help you integrate your trip to Essex Station into your curriculum, we’ve prepared the following documents for your use. Feel free to download these and use “as is” or modify for your students: