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Passengers from the Past

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railway Ave.
Essex, 06426
Date(s): August 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2015
Time(s): Departures: 11 a.m., noon, & 2 p.m.
Category: Special Community
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The Passengers from the Past experience is designed to take passengers back in time alongside popular historic figures. The special passengers are personified by renowned historic figure actors. Visitors get to spend quality tiem on the stream train and riverboat with some of the most interesting people in history.

Aug. 8-9 & 29-30: 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. 15-16: Mark Twain. One of Connecticut's most famous residents, will entertain the crowds with storytelling and humor.

Aug. 22-23: George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. The American baseball player in the major leagues from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat," he began his career as a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Soc, but he achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.

Admission: $10-$41.
Phone: (860) 767-0103
Handicap accessible: No
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