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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A latent risk of exposure to Covid-19 is present where people gather in any public space. By visiting the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat it is understood that you as the guest assume any risk associated with exposure to Covid-19.
We at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat are taking enhanced actions through sanitation and social distancing measures to ensure the highest level of customer safety and satisfaction. Please do your part to help keep each other safe and healthy.
The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat holds the safety of our customers and employees in the highest regard. For this reason we require that everyone visiting and working on our properties wear a mask at all times when they cannot maintain a 6 foot social distance.
We realize that some may object or find this to be an inconvenience, but we maintain erring on the side of safety by enforcing this protocol. Wearing a mask in public spaces not only protects you, but those in your presence and we believe that the safety and comfort of our guests is worth the minor potential inconvenience.
Please be sure to read the safety guidelines posted on the blue signs around the station and boat landing, and be sure to wear your mask in all areas marked and when unable to keep a safe social distance.