Specials

Summer Fun at Essex Station!

Join us for our NEW weekday special offerings, beginning June 17th through August 23rd!

Monday

“Mondays Are For The Dogs (And Cats)!”
$1 from each ticket sale goes to animal charity
Schedule & Tickets
*daytime train & boat excursions only

Tuesday

Two-fer Tuesday
buy one get one free coach class tickets
*daytime train & boat excursions only; maximum 4 tickets per transaction

Wednesday

Wine-down Wednesday
$2 off wine selections on first class car, riverboat, and in Trackside Cafe
*not valid on lunch train, dinner train, or special events

Thursday

T-Shirt Thursday
free T-shirt with every ticket purchase for children under 12
*daytime train & boat excursions only, limit one per customer

Friday

Frozen Friday
free frozen novelty treat for every passenger
*daytime train & boat excursions only, limit one per customer

Discounts

Families
Families with five or more paying passengers enjoy a 10% discount on Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion tickets (use discount code Familypass)

Seniors (age 65 and older)
$3.00 off adult Train & Boat fare / $2.00 off adult Train Only fare (Please select “Senior” for rider type when ordering tickets)

(Does not apply to Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Lunch Excursion)

Double Senior Monday (age 65 and older)

$6.00 off adult Train & Boat fare / $4.00 off adult Train Only fare  (Please select “Senior” for rider type when ordering tickets)

(Does not apply to Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Lunch Excursion)

Military
20% Off Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion (use discount code MILITARYTB)
Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts, please bring military ID or proof of service when picking up tickets at Will Call window.

10% Off Eagle Flyer, Essex Clipper Dinner Train, Sunset Cruise, Swallow Cruise, Brats & Beer Cruise, Taco & Tequila Cruise,

Ribs & Rum Cruise, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Lunch Excursion (use discount codeMILITARY19)

Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts, please bring military ID or proof of service when picking up tickets at Will Call window.

Group Rates – Groups of 20 or more, contact our office for the following discounted prices:

  • Steam Train & Riverboat: $24 adult / $16 child
  • Steam Train: $16 adult / $8 child

Discounts apply to Steam Train / Steam Train & Riverboat excursions only, and do not apply to special event trains (including but not limited to Day Out with Thomas, Santa Special, North Pole Express, etc.)

Tourism Packages

The Griswold Inn – Rack, Rail & Sail

  • 2 First Class Tickets for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • Overnight stay in one of our charming standard accommodations
  • Continental breakfast for two
  • One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country
  • Stay during June 18-August 27
  • Valid for Sunday- Thursday stayovers
  • Package price $240.00 (tax not included)
  • Room upgrades are available for an additional charge.
  • Booked through The Griswold Inn / 860-767-1776

Copper Beech Inn- All Aboard Package

  • 2 First Class Tickets for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • Super Deluxe Room<
  • $100 Dinner Credit
  • Full Breakfast for Two
  • Cost for Weekday: $375 / Cost for Weekend: $450
  • Booked through The Copper Beech Inn / 860-767-0330

Stonecroft Country Inn

  • 2 First Class Tickets for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • 2 night stay
  • Bottle of Red Wine upon arrival at Inn
  • Available June 18-August 28
  • Booked through Stonecroft Country Inn / 860-572-0771

Riverwind Inn

  • 2 First Class Tickets for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • One Night Stay in a cozy and comfortable room (Sunday-Thursday stay overs)
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Full serve, 2-3 course, deliciously creative and hearty breakfast
  • 6 minute drive to the train
  • Package price:  Starting at $260 (tax not included)
  • Available June 15-August 25; August 30-September 22
  • Booked thru The Riverwind Inn /  860-526-2014

Bee & Thistle Inn

  • Built in 1756, the Inn in Old Lyme, CT is rich with over 300 years of Connecticut history
  • Friday-Tuesday overnight stay at The Bee & Thistle Inn
  • Two tickets to the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat excursion
  • Bottle of wine and Cheese & Crackers when you arrive after your excursion
  • Dinner for two at the Chestnut Grille
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Package pricing starts from $450.00, excluding tax and fees
  • Booked through The Bee & Thistle Inn / 860-434-1667

Captain Stannard House

  • Classic Bed & Breakfast Country Innv
  • Full-serve two-course candlelit breakfast on heritage china
  • Room of choice with private bath Personal welcome and complimentary tea
  • Handwritten notes and individual treats
  • Morning coffee porchside or by the hearth
  • Complimentary WiFi and beach passes
  • Two First Class tickets for Essex Steam Train & Riverboat excursion
  • 10% off entire package Sunday through Thursday
  • Booked through Captain Stannard House / 860-399-4634

Quality Inn Old Saybrook

  • 15% off your stay
  • One or two night stay at the Quality Inn
  • Free hot breakfast with Make your own Waffles
  • Welcome Gift from the Quality Inn
  • 10 minute drive to Essex Steam Train
  • Book directly with the Quality Inn Old Saybrook / 860-395-1414