THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
May 9th & 10th ~ Essex, an officially recognized battle site on the State Register of Historic Places, will commemorate the anniversary of the British Raid on Essex, a significant historical event which took place in our charming seaport town 200 years ago. A full roster of associated activities is planned: re-enactments throughout the town, narrated boating excursions on the Connecticut River, historic walking tours, special exhibits, period teas, dinners and musical events. All are welcome. See Events Calendar for more or visit battlesiteessex.org.
One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn opened its doors for business in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and overland travelers ever since. We are situated in the historic hamlet of Essex, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. Anyone familiar with Essex knows it as an extraordinary town and The Griswold Inn - a very special place. Although the Inn exudes the charm of days gone by, we are anything but dated. From our sophisticated cuisine, extensive wine offerings, comfortable accommodations, and modern amenities, The Griswold Inn offers the best of times.
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