Connecticut historyDuring your stay in Old Saybrook, it will be apparent that there is an abundance of Connecticut history present near Saybrook Point Resort & Marina. There are also charming towns such as Old Lyme and Essex that display the notable life of Connecticut. While we’d love to go over every historic attraction featured near our spa resort in CT, we’ll provide a couple of hidden gems that are a must-see during your stay. 

Florence Griswold Museum

Nestled in the beautiful village of Old Lyme, you’ll have a delightful experience at the Florence Griswold Museum. Known as the Home of American Impressionism, you’ll find yourself captivated by Connecticut history, art, and nature as you meander through the 12-acre site. The museum will take your breath away as you learn about one of the biggest attractions that showcase the history of the Lyme Art Colony. As you walk along, you’ll discover an artist studio, gallery, educational and landscape center, gardens, and so much more! While some areas at the museum are seasonal, many displays are open year-round for visitors to enjoy. 

Connecticut River Museum

Soak up the rich history of the Connecticut River at the museum just down the road from our Old Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in the beautiful town of Essex. The museum features free parking, a gift shop, books about the river, paintings and other unique items. History buffs will love learning about the fur trade, colonial ships, transportation on the river, how tobacco was grown among many other informative displays about the maritime heritage history. One of the biggest Connecticut attractions at the museum is a full-size replica of the Turtle Submarine, the first submarine used from the American Revolutionary period. Plan to spend an hour at the museum as you browse over the exhibits about the quaint town of Essex and the history related to it.

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina Packages

Connecticut historyOld Saybrook is one of Connecticut State’s oldest towns which means there’s so much art, culture, and history to be explored so checking out a museum or two during your stay should be on your itinerary. While planning your visit to one of the best spa resorts in CT, you’ll be happy to know we provide many seasonal package options for your stay. Call to book 1-860-395-2000 or ask about the package that is right for your getaway!