Homestyle Homicide!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Freagan Family Reunion –   Come a runnin’, cousins, ’cause it’s time again for the annual family reunion and the whole Freagan family is gonna be there!

Saturday Night Sunset Cruises

June 15 – August 31

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers Saturday Night Sunset Cruises aboard the Becky Thatcher — a lovely evening ride down the Connecticut River from the boats’s dock in Deep River to the Baldwin Bridge, and back again.

Muster Train

Be a part of New England’s Living History!

Travel back in time as the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat transports you to Main Street, USA, Deep River, CT, for the world’s oldest and largest gathering of fife and drum corps.

Taco & Tequila Cruise

Friday, July 26, 2019

It’s time for some Tacos, Tequila and Tunes on Friday July 26 aboard the Tacos & Tequila Cruise!

Brats and Beer Cruise

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Its the “Three B” cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful Summer Scenery on the Connecticut River Thursday, August 1. Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat to enjoy tastings of carefully selected craft beers and a buffet of brats while listening to great live music.

Chocolate & Wine Cruise

August 22, & October 3, 2019

It’s a match made in heaven! Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat, where you’ll sample four pairings of fabulous wines and decadent chocolates.

Pirate Adventure on the Connecticut River

July 17, 24, 31 & August 14, 2019

Join us and enjoy a 20 minute ride on the 1920’s era Essex Steam Train as it heads to Deep River Landing. There we find a band of pirates who have made camp and their ship “The Becky Thatcher”.

Thar Be Pirates!

Legendary Rogues, Scoundrels & Renegades on the Connecticut River

It’s going to be a Dark & Stormy night on the Connecticut River when our friends from Goslings Rum  join us for Thar Be Pirates on Saturday, August 10!

Cruise to Parrotdise

Friday, August 16, 2019

Hop aboard the Becky Thatcher for a sunset cruise, “Keys Style”! Book your tickets for our Cruise to Parrotdise today; a tribute to Parrot Heads everywhere! Changes in Latitude will be playing your favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes all evening long.

Cigar & Whiskey Cruise

September 5, 2019

Ride our vintage train pulled by our steam locomotive to our riverboat to sample 3 whiskeys and enjoy a quality cigar. Enjoy light food throughout the evening along with live music and cigar rolling demonstrations.

Ribs & Rum Cruise

Thursday, September 19

Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat where you will enjoy a CT River Mai Tai signature drink, Ribs and accompanying light food and live music all night long.

Haddam Swing Bridge Special

Saturdays & Sundays
October 5 – October 27, 2019

All aboard the Haddam Swing Bridge Fall Special for a delightful all day fall foliage excursion, combining sightseeing, shopping, dining and culture in Haddam and East Haddam.

Swallow Sunset Cruises

September 7, 21, 28 2019

Take the Becky Thatcher riverboat to watch a spectacular natural phenomenon as hundreds of thousands of Tree and Barn Swallows converge on the lower Connecticut River, swarming as a beautifully choreographed flock.

North Pole Express

Board our locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies.

Hand on the Throttle

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about and actually operate a full size steam locomotive! Registrants receive home study materials covering railroad and steam locomotive safety as well as basic steam locomotive theory and operation.

Hi-Rail Rides

From Goodspeed Station:
March 2, 9, 16, 23

From Haddam Meadows:
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & September 7, 21, 28