Here at Essex Steam Train we love kids! A ride on the Essex Steam Train and the Connecticut Riverboat offers many educational touchstones:
- The science of our steam engines
- The history of our railroad and vintage rail cars
- The ecology and history of the river valley
- Cruise by historic Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and other sights
Round trip ticket is $12.00 per person. Operating dates are Monday - Friday, June 3 - June 14, 2013. Please contact our office for more information on an enjoyable and educational field trip.
Teachers! You can download a 7 Page Fun Activities file with word games, railroad glossary, landmarks, and trivia. Perfect for the bus trip to the Essex Steam Train! (439KB)
To help you integrate your trip to Essex Station into your curriculum, we've prepared the following documents for your use. Feel free to download these and use "as is" or modify for your students:
Schools can arrange for box lunches arranged by the railroad. Your group can enjoy:
- Sandwich (Choice of Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef)
- Potato Chips and Cookie
- Bottled Water
All lunches must be consumed at the Essex Depot picnic area or on the boat - there is no eating or drinking allowed on the train.
Box Lunches must be ordered at least 5 business days before the date of your visit. Please give us a call for pricing and with any questions!