The Connecticut River Museum, located in the historic Steamboat Dock building, offers exhibits and programs about the history and environment of the Connecticut River. Explore the galleries, enjoy the waterfront, take a cruise upriver on the schooner Mary E, or stroll in historic Essex Village.
The museum's exhibits are: On the Great River, exploring the early history of the River; The River that Connects Us, exhibiting objects related to the relationship between people and the River environment; and Crossing the Connecticut, which highlights ten of the River’s iconic bridges.
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