ESSEX HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Events

Jul 2024

Date/Time Event
Sunday 07/28/2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
JULY Essex Village Walking Tour

Tours start at 5:00 pm on Sundays: June 16th, July 28th, August 25th, and September 29th.

Take a trip down Main Street in Essex Village to capture the rich maritime history of 18th century “Potapaug,” its working waterfront and ship-building prominence in the early 19th century as well as its development as a beautiful visitor destination of today.

Our tours meet at the “Bottom of Main Street” in front of the CT River Museum.  Walking tours are open to the public but we do appreciate an RSVP that you plan to attend by emailing our Director at mjosefiak@essexhistory.org.  We ask for a $5 donation per person but tours are free to active 2024 members.

Our walks last about an hour and are on mostly flat ground covering a little less than a mile.  We try to adapt our tours a bit based on our audience of the day, but if  you would like a fully customized tour, please contact our staff 860-767-0681 to arrange, giving us at least 3 weeks to arrange our guide scheduling.

We will be releasing the dates and times of our Centerbrook and Ivoryton Tours soon, so be sure to check back and/or sign up for our e-blasts!

Aug 2024

Date/Time Event
Sunday 08/25/2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
August Essex Village Walking Tour

Tours start at 5:00 pm on Sundays: June 16th, July 28th, August 25th, and September 29th.

Take a trip down Main Street in Essex Village to capture the rich maritime history of 18th century “Potapaug,” its working waterfront and ship-building prominence in the early 19th century as well as its development as a beautiful visitor destination of today.

Our tours meet at the “Bottom of Main Street” in front of the CT River Museum.  Walking tours are open to the public but we do appreciate an RSVP that you plan to attend by emailing our Director at mjosefiak@essexhistory.org.  We ask for a $5 donation per person but tours are free to active 2024 members.

Our walks last about an hour and are on mostly flat ground covering a little less than a mile.  We try to adapt our tours a bit based on our audience of the day, but if  you would like a fully customized tour, please contact our staff 860-767-0681 to arrange, giving us at least 3 weeks to arrange our guide scheduling.

We will be releasing the dates and times of our Centerbrook and Ivoryton Tours soon, so be sure to check back and/or sign up for our e-blasts!

Sep 2024

Date/Time Event
Sunday 09/29/2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SEPTEMBER Essex Village Walking Tour

Tours start at 5:00 pm on Sundays: June 16th, July 28th, August 25th, and September 29th.

Take a trip down Main Street in Essex Village to capture the rich maritime history of 18th century “Potapaug,” its working waterfront and ship-building prominence in the early 19th century as well as its development as a beautiful visitor destination of today.

Our tours meet at the “Bottom of Main Street” in front of the CT River Museum.  Walking tours are open to the public but we do appreciate an RSVP that you plan to attend by emailing our Director at mjosefiak@essexhistory.org.  We ask for a $5 donation per person but tours are free to active 2024 members.

Our walks last about an hour and are on mostly flat ground covering a little less than a mile.  We try to adapt our tours a bit based on our audience of the day, but if  you would like a fully customized tour, please contact our staff 860-767-0681 to arrange, giving us at least 3 weeks to arrange our guide scheduling.

We will be releasing the dates and times of our Centerbrook and Ivoryton Tours soon, so be sure to check back and/or sign up for our e-blasts!

Dec 2024

Date/Time Event
Saturday 12/07/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2024 Essex Holiday House Tour
2024 Essex Holiday House Tour

SAVE THE DATE!

The Essex Holiday House Tour returns on Saturday, December 7, 2024, following a five-year hiatus.

This incredibly popular and beloved holiday event will feature 6-8 private historic homes, beautifully decorated for the holidays, all within walking distance in Essex Village.

Proceeds from the Essex Holiday House Tour benefit the education and community programs of Essex Historical Society, which ensures that everyone has access to local history.

Please watch this Events page or follow us on social media as details, sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information become available.  Thank you!

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