Historic Group Tours
Our themed tours are a fun, informative, and a scenic way to spend the day. All three take advantage of the rich history few have here on both land and water. The tours include a hop-on guide, three-course lunch, admission to park sites included in each tour and a narrated boat ride on the Thames River in an authentic navy utility boat.
Take a look at the three tours below. There’s something for everyone.
Pricing is based on a minimum of 25 people. For 15- 24 people add $10/pp. A smaller group? Please contact us. More details below.
In Defense of Our Country
Military Stories on the Thames
• A visit to the Submarine Force Museum with a tour of the USS Nautilus – the world’s first nuclear powered submarine.
The Well-Heeled and the Wannabees
Summering on the Thames in the Gilded Age
COST PP STARTING AT $65*
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS
From Pioneers to Playwrights
Three Centuries of Daily Life Along the Thames
• The home of America’s only Nobel Prize winning playwright or Connecticut’s notable 18th century diarist.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
The Thames River Heritage Park Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 whose mission and purpose is to promote, support, and sustain the Thames River Heritage Park.
All tours include services of a knowledgeable local step-on guide, boat tour, admissions and tours of sites/museums as indicated, three-course seasonal luncheon including tax and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. The Thames River Heritage Park boat ride is not fully accessible. Please see our Accessibility Policy on our website at thamesriverheritagepark.org, contact us for details and pricing at info@thamesriverheritagepark.
Tours run late June through mid-September. A $250 deposit is required to book a tour and must be received within 10 days of receipt of confirmation letter. Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before scheduled tour for a full refund. Cancellations between 6 and 13 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations of less than 6 days will not be refunded. Full payment is due 14 days in advance of tour date. Final passenger count and meal choices are due 6 days in advance of tour date. Should weather conditions prohibit the river cruise component of the tour an alternative historic land site will be substituted.