Experience Essex

The Connecticut River Museum is located on the historic waterfront in Essex Village, where the charm of an authentic New England riverport provides the perfect setting to experience the heritage and wonders of New England’s Great River.

Three distinctive villages, Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton, offer some of the finest examples of early colonial and federal architecture, now home to a unique blend of private residences, antique shops, specialty boutiques, inns, restaurants, marinas and attractions. Most notable are the 1776 Griswold Inn, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat and the Ivoryton Playhouse.