Essex Steam Train
Experience the Charm of Vintage Train Travel
Looking for a unique and thrilling adventure that will bring family and friends together? Look no further than the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, just a short drive from the Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast. This one-of-a-kind attraction offers a two and a half hour steam train and riverboat excursion through the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, a location so stunning that the Nature Conservancy has named it one of the “last great places” on earth.
Start your journey at the historic 1892 Essex Station, where vintage rail cars pulled by an authentic steam locomotive await. As the Essex Steam Train meanders through the countryside, enjoy a narrated tour of the area’s history and natural beauty. The train then stops at Deep River Landing, where you will board the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a one hour cruise down the Connecticut River. Take in the breathtaking scenery and historic landmarks such as Gillette Castle and Goodspeed Opera House before returning back to Deep River Landing. The steam train then welcomes you back on board for the return trip to Essex Station.
For a truly special occasion, book a ride on the Essex Clipper Dinner Train. Relax to the rhythm of the rails and enjoy a freshly prepared four-course meal served in restored 1920s Pullman Cars. This unforgettable experience is available weekends May through October and is perfect for private events. Visit essexsteamtrain.com for schedule and seasonal menu information and call (800) 377-3987 to make reservations.
Owned and operated by the Valley Railroad Company, the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat has been a historic Connecticut attraction for over 40 years. Other amenities include bus parking, food and beverage services, a gift shop, guided group tours, meeting and event facilities, and special rentals.
Experience the thrill and adventure of steam at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Book your trip today and discover the beauty of the Connecticut River Valley.
BOARDMAN HOUSE INN BED & BREAKFAST | 8 NORWICH RD, EAST HADDAM, CT 06423 | PHONE: (860) 873-9233