Current Events & Exhibits

Connecticut River Museum is well known for its wonderful and educational events and exhibitions. Please view all the upcoming happenings taking place by the Connecticut River this season.

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Onrust and RiverQuest Cruises 2022

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Two Ways to Cruise the Connecticut River Sail on the Onrust or Cruise on the RiverQuest RESERVE YOUR CRUISE HERE! The Onrust, a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614, is available for public cruises and private charters […]

Dogs on the Docks 2022

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Sunday, October 9, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 pm The waterfront lawn of the Connecticut River Museum “goes to the dogs” with the Dogs On The Dock parade and competition. Dog owners and dog lovers alike are invited to attend rain […]

Lighthouse Cruise to Old Saybrook

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest River Cruise Lighthouses in Old Saybrook Monday, October 10 10:00 am to 12:00pm $45.00 All guests Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for a relaxing cruise down the Connecticut River to view the Inner and […]

James Zug – First Descent of Connecticut River

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Live Event with Book Signing 6:00 pm Free for CRM Members $5.00 for Non-Members   James Zug, Author, American Traveler: The Life and Adventures of John Ledyard RESERVE YOUR SEAT   CRM Talks Speaker Series: James […]

Sunset Foliage Cruise

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest Sunset Foliage Cruise Sunday, October 23 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm $36.00 Members $40.00 Non-Members Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for a relaxing cruise on the Connecticut River. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the […]

Halloween Fun Kids’ Cruise

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

RiverQuest Halloween Fun Kids' Cruise Saturday, October 29 10:00 am to 11:00 am AND 11:30 am - 12:30 pm $20.00 Adult $15.00 Child Join us aboard RiverQuest departing from Steamboat Dock in Essex for Halloween fun! Every child that shows […]

Erik Hesselberg – Nightboat to New York

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Live Event and Book Signing 6:00 pm Free for CRM Members $5.00 for Non-Members   Erik Hesselberg, Author: Night Boat to New York Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1815–1931   RESERVE YOUR SEAT Join us for an […]

29th Annual Holiday Train Show

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

29th Annual Holiday Train Show Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Trains run daily Tuesday through Sunday Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - Sunday, February 19, 2023 The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut […]

Trees in the Rigging 2022

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT

Sunday, November 27, 2022 4:30 pm Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Parade The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Parade. The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex […]

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