Neighbor Appreciation Weekend!

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Name: Neighbor Appreciation Weekend!
Date: May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Event Description:
Calling all neighbors of the Essex Steam Train…it’s Neighbor Appreciation Weekend on May 20 & 21st!

Neighbor Appreciation Weekend includes free Steam Train and Riverboat rides (coach seating) for residents in six towns along the Valley Railroad’s operating line – – Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, East Haddam and Old Saybrook. Residents will hop aboard a springtime adventure bursting with flora and fauna as the magnificent Connecticut River Valley - our own backyard - will be on full display from the multiple decks of the Becky Thatcher riverboat. Enjoy close up views of the wildlife’s natural habitat as the train traverses the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek. Treasure the historic sites including East Haddam Swing Bridge, Goodspeed Opera House, and Gillette Castle.

Tickets for Neighbor Appreciation Weekend are available for all four departures on May 21st & 22nd at 10:15AM, 12:00PM, 2PM & 3:30PM, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Essex Steam Train Ticket Window on the excursion date (sorry, no advance tickets) and are for COACH SEATING; Passengers who wish to ride First Class must purchase a full price ticket.

Limited seating is available, please arrive early to secure your tickets. Steam Train Only tickets will be offered in the event that Steam Train & Riverboat tickets are sold out. Adult residents must present picture identification at the Essex Station ticket window. Visit for more information!
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06420
Date/Time Information:
May 21 & 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Information:
Michael Lombardi, 860.767.0103
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