Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Sights

Connecticut River Museum

  • 67 Main St. Map It
  • Essex
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/08/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


67 Main St., Essex, Connecticut, 06426, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $9
  • Memorial Day–Columbus Day, daily 10–5; Columbus Day–Memorial Day, Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 07/08/2016


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