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Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-1972
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+1 860-572-0711
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929,...

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.

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Give yourself enough time - so much to see!

This site is really unique and offers so much interesting history. There are a number of ships to explore, though check the website because this varies by season,etc. The real... read more

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This site is really unique and offers so much interesting history. There are a number of ships to explore, though check the website because this varies by season,etc. The real whaling ship is amazing. There is also a small "village" that is set back in time, which is enjoyable to walk around. We also enjoyed the exhibit halls that have... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here in June with a 11 and 8 year old. I wish we could've spent the whole day here. There was soooooo much stuff to see and do! The price is totally reasonable considering how much there is to see and do. There is the Shipyard and all the ships, boats with tons of information from how ships... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

NOW, January/February 2017, is a great time to visit "SEA CHANGE", the first exhibit displayed in the Thompson Exhibition Building. Off season promises fewer people and and concomitant opportunity to leisurely enjoy this outstanding collection of artifacts that offer distinct yet inter-related representations of change to environment and lifestyle induced by the sea. Entry to the Collins Gallery greets you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here! I think we enjoyed it so much because we booked a private tour guide to lead us through the place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to capture a glimpse of a small fishing port. Very interesting displays and friendly staff.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to do, so much history, fun for the kids, dogs & adults alike. We've been coming here for 30 years, my husband: 50. Always a great time.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is an entire whaling town and fishing village so perfectly restored that gives you a feeling of time travel back to the early 1800's. We went aboard the old wooden whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. It was a fantastic experience to see firsthand the inside of a real whaling ship. The captain's quarter, the sailors bunk are all... More 

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Uncasville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To think of what life was like during the time that the Morgan was whaling and what the crew endured for the hope of striking it rich. Years at sea and launching in a fragile boat in frigid water to kill a whale, then rendering is down into oil. The collection of buildings and what they represent, the guides, the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small rendition of a time gone by in the whaling industry. Similar to other villages, each building offered an experience relative to a service, the blacksmith, the store, the pub, the Charles Morgan, the people, very enjoyable..

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Dawsonville, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At least this venue is of some interest in Conneciticut, but don't expect too much - else you'll be disappointed!

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