Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
A coal-fired locomotive pulls restored railroad cars past forests and streams, lovely vistas and nostalgic towns, farms and millponds, and tidal wetlands. Bird lovers should bring binoculars as blue heron, Greenland geese, and egrets abound.
Stay on the train for the return leg of your 12-mile round trip journey, or board the river boat Becky Thatcher for a relaxing and informative ride up the beautiful Connecticut River. Float by man-made wonders such as Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle, and keep your eyes open for a glimpse of a glorious bald eagle.
View Train & Boat Schedules.
- Open Car is available seasonally
- Caboose part of the train on selected 'Caboose Weekends'.
The extra fare of $5 is a direct donation to the non-profit, Friends of the Valley Railroad.
- These fares do not include Day Out with Thomas, North Pole Express, Dinner Train, and other Special Trains
Rainy Day Coupon.
Even though the weather isn't the best, we want you to know that our trains and boats run Rain or Shine. Since the forecast doesn't look too good, we would love to give you a 20% discount off the regular adult and children's fares for our 'Steam Train & Riverboat Ride' with this Internet Coupon. **Some restrictions apply.
All tickets sold at Essex Station, day of journey
Prices include Tax
Senior Discount everyday, Double Senior Discount on Mondays
Coupons and other discounts, please see ticket agent at the station
The company has the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment when necessary.
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Phone: (860) 767-0103
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