A lovely harbor village steeped in history, Essex is the perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, friendly people and exceptional amenities.
THE PLACE TO GO
Community favorites include the Connecticut River Museum, once an historic 1878 warehouse & the Griswold Inn, proudly welcoming travelers since 1776 with its iconic Tap Room.
Surrounded by the Connecticut River on three sides and just a few miles inland from the Long Island Sound, Essex is known for its outstanding views, majestic trees, beautiful gardens and historical architecture.
A close-knit community in an idyllic setting, Essex offers a variety of parades throughout the year, free concerts and exhibits on the village green, and excellent dining and shopping.