President Lincoln and wife Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Gillette, and Mark Twain will all created unique experiences aboard the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, riding along and interacting with visitors. Visitors get to spend quality time on the steam train and riverboat with some of the most interesting people in history.
Aug. 8-11: President Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. The President and First Lady will charm visitors with their sweet sense of humor, historical accuracy and famous words of wisdom.
Aug. 17-18: William and Helen Gillette. William Gillette, the American actor and playwright famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, will be joined by his wife Helen. Helen will share her fabulous style tips and William will show passengers where his castle sits on his hillstop estate.
Aug. 24-25: Mark Twain. One of Connecticut's most famous residents, will entertain the crowds with storytelling and humor.