Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights


Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Review

This ride offers some of the best views of the Connecticut River valley from 1920s-era coaches pulled by a vintage steam locomotive and an old-fashioned riverboat. The train, traveling along the Connecticut River through the lower valley, makes a 12-mile round-trip from Essex Station to Deep River Station; from there, if you wish to continue, you board the riverboat for a ride to East Haddam (the open promenade deck on the third level has the best views).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Valley Railroad Company, 1 Railroad Ave., Essex, CT 06426 | Map It
  • Phone: 860/767–0103
  • Cost: Train $17, train and boat $26
  • Hours: May–Dec., hrs vary
  • Website:
  • Location: Essex
Updated: 12-23-2013

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