Connecticut River Museum
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Climb aboard a replica of Turtle, the world’s first submarine used during the American Revolutionary War, and strike a blow for liberty. Experience the 1814 British raid on Essex, travel back to the age of steamships, or enjoy the River’s cool waters and wildlife from the decks of Schooner Mary E. Complete your visit in the Museum Shop offering a fine collection of maritime books, gifts and art or simply stroll the Museum’s historic waterfront grounds overlooking scenic Essex Harbor.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Mondays September through May, except holiday weekends