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Father's Day, Family Weekend

Unique Family Fun Time

Father’s Day Weekend is
Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18


Enjoy a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., where Dads eat FREE with family purchase ($15.00 pp).

Then say, “Cheese” to our photographer, Richard Roberts of Marsal Studios, who will be on-site to take that much-desired family photo you have been trying to coordinate. Just pose in front of one of our antique locomotives, wait 30 seconds, and voila! You’ll have a FREE, 5×7 image of your loved ones in-hand instantaneously.

(Only available on Sunday, June 18.)

Say, “Hello” to Chew Chew, one of the Hartford Yard Goats’ mascots who will be visiting Essex Station on June 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Finally, Father’s Day corresponds with our Passenger from the Past Weekend with Babe Ruth, so Dads get to enjoy family time and tales from the Babe’s glory days of baseball!

With all of this unique family fun at the Essex Steam Train,
this Father’s Day will be a home run!


Your family will enjoy a day of outdoor fun, as our vintage steam train and riverboat takes you through the Connecticut River Valley. Train departures are at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m., with Riverboat Connections available after the first three train departures.