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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  • This was a short but fun train ride. The conductors were full of great information and funny to boot. Happy I went in the fall to see all the brilliant colors of the leaves.  more »
  • Great and engaging "North Pole Trip" for families and kids. Cocoa and a sugar cookie were provided while our "train elf" (who was dressed in pjs) guided everyone along with christmas sing alongs. Then...  more »

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