EXPERIENCES

The Salem Express! Revenge of the Sanderson Sisters

Thursday, October 13

Join us aboard the Essex Steam Train on October 13 for a one of a kind, interactive Halloween experience as we welcome the Sanderson Sisters to Essex Station!

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Cruise to Parrotdise

August 12

Book your tickets for our Cruise to Parrotdise today; a tribute to Parrot Heads everywhere! Those Guys will be playing your favorite Jimmy Buffett and fun summer tunes all evening long while you enjoy the river winds and sip on frosty margaritas. Tropical inspired refreshments will be served – and we encourage you to dress in your favorite summer styles.  Flip-flops or bust!

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FAMILY EXPERIENCES

Family Pirate Adventures

Saturday July 9 & 23

Ahoy and Avast Me Hearties! Come for a jolly roger of a good time as you join the crew of the pirate Captain Kidd. Hop aboard with the scurvy crew of the Becky Thatcher for a fully immersive, one-of-a-kind treasure hunt on the Connecticut River. You will hear tales of sea serpents, mermaids and buried loot as well as participate in a search for Kidd’s treasure aboard the boat! Sing sea shanties with our band of merry pirates and take away a piece of your newfound treasure!

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Rail Bikes

Rail Bike Adventure – 8 Mile Round Trip Adventure &

June 11 – October 23

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.

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PREMIUM EXPERIENCES

Midnight at the Masquerade

September 23

The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

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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.

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