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Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum Review

In an 1878 steamboat warehouse, this museum tells the story of the Connecticut River through maritime artifacts, interactive displays, and ship models. The riverfront museum even has a full-size working reproduction of the world's first submarine, the American Turtle; the original was built by David Bushnell in 1775 as a "secret weapon" to win the Revolutionary War.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Main St., Essex, CT 06426 | Map It
  • Phone: 860/767–8269
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Tues. 11–5, Wed.–Sun. 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Essex
Updated: 12-23-2013

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