Fodor's Expert Review Connecticut River Museum

Essex Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice Family

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67 Main St.
Essex, Connecticut  06426, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $9, Memorial Day–Columbus Day, daily 10–5; Columbus Day–Memorial Day, Tues.–Sun. 10–5

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