Our mission is to lead in the study, preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the Connecticut River and its valley. By deepening understanding of the River’s importance to past generations, the Museum will inspire the stewardship of future generations.
The Connecticut River Museum currently plays an important role in collecting and protecting manuscripts, books, art and artifacts of regional significance. It also delivers high-quality exhibitions and educational programming to visitors and local residents alike, and each year introduces thousands of school children to the important stories of the River and its people. We maintain our National Registered buildings on Steamboat Dock in Essex, and provide a spectacular waterfront park as a venue for museum functions, community events and quiet reflection.
Winter Hours: (Columbus Day – Memorial Day)
Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 5PM
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Columbus Day)
7 Days/Week: 10AM – 5PM
Closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day
Members – FREE (Join Now)
Adults – $10.00
Seniors – $8.00
Students – $7.00
Children(6-12) – $6.00
Under age 6 – Free
Military & Immediate Family – $8.00
Special group rates & packages are available. Please see the Group Tours sections for more information.
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426