Happy New Year – 1950s style!

December 31, 2023

A New Year’s Eve “Prom” to remember at Essex Station! Essex Station is once again the place to be for New Year’s Eve! Join us for a night of trains, libations, mystery, dining, dancing and a champagne (or martini) toast to the new year at midnight. Your experience begins with a swanky cocktail hour aboard our vintage train cars. Dining attendants will serve you drinks of your choice and pass hors d’oeuvres to get the party started!

2023 SOLD OUT – 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.


Rail Bikes

Rail Bike Adventure – 8 Mile Round Trip Adventure &

2024 Operating Schedule will be available in February

Pedal a Rail-Bike for a 8 mile round trip adventure over moderate terrain from Essex Station south to Old Saybrook and return; passing along the Preserve (The Preserve is a 963 acre forest located in the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook. It was recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York before its acquisition for conservation) while enjoying the stunning New England weather.