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200 Columbus Blvd  Hartford  Connecticut  06103-2807  USA 


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Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

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  • Neighborhood: Connecticut River Valley
  • Category: Guided Tours


Ride the historic Essex Steam Train and Riverboat to take in the luscious scenery of the Connecticut River Valley. It is especially wonderful during the autumn with the lovely foliage, or at Christmastime with the Santa Special and the North Pole Express. The changing leaves along the river in the fall offer splendid views of the area from the comfort of an old-fashioned steam train. There are also opportunities for learning about locomotives with special programs designed to teach youngsters how to conduct these vintage trains. Adults can take a special dinner train and enjoy a three-course meal in restored Pullman cars. Check the website for schedules and pricing.

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