Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Essex

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Owned and operated by the Valley Railroad Company, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is a unique historic attraction in the Connecticut River Valley. The Valley Railroad Company has been in existence since 1868, and has operated today’s well-known train and riverboat for over 40 years.

The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat transports people on exciting excursions through the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley, a placed designated as "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester, and the Becky Thatcher riverboat takes visitors past historic landmarks

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers various eco-excursions and family themed events throughout the year for train fans of all ages.
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  • Nice family activity. Started on the train, then the boat and back to the train. A lot of fun had by all. Great for any age. Sit in the open car to get the whole experience. Bring something to eat or ...  more »
  • We took this trip after seeing Gillette Castle. Allow 25 min at a minimum to make it there. We were able to ride the Caboose. We were upset that they told us it was sold out and we had other family th...  more »

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