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Mystic Seaport

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

We spent the day here learning about the history of ship building and ships. Enjoyed the old wooden whaling ship you could go into, and seeing the old wooden boats and ships and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nancy A
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the day here learning about the history of ship building and ships. Enjoyed the old wooden whaling ship you could go into, and seeing the old wooden boats and ships and the historical village. You can leave and come back in. If you like history you will enjoy this pretty spot on the water. I even got some... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see and learn. If you like learning about ships and whaling history in New England, you'll learn a lot here. This is an active shipyard - during our visit the Mayflower II from Plymouth MA was here being worked on - never seen her out of the water before - it was sight to see.If you want to... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mystic Seaport was a fantastic place to visit. We enjoyed every minute. So much to see and learn. A lot of great hands on events too. We really recommend spending the day!

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Thank Kimberly Hickey R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go to the other side of the port where you can travel freely, watch the lovely shops and restaurants. The seaport is a short place with some kids attractions and that's all. Too much upgraded than it is.

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Thank Rami G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a ten year old and 13 year old to the seaport. It was a nice place to walk around and learn a little bit of History. However we'd expected it to take us the full afternoon so we planned our time around that. Going at this time of year however we were done in two hours. I believe they... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went this past week for a day during a family trip to Mystic area. We arrived around 12 and weren't 100% sure how the kids would do (5 1/2, 3, and 7 months). While the baby was in the strolled the two older kids loved it! They got to explore boats, the little village, they loved the shipyard. They had... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had unclear expectations about Mystic Seaport. I honestly had not done much research, but my wife insisted in going.I was positively surprised. I thought the experience would be "visiting a few boats/ships" - not that there's anything wrong with that. What I found was a full fledged experience that tries (quite succesfully) to bring you back to a different... More 

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a beautiful day with my family learning about the Seaport and life around the area. So much fun and the wonderful people working here make the experience even better.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can definitely relive the adventure of the living in the early 1900's. It's an excellent place to take the kids and enjoy the whole day. The restaurant is great! It's filled with surprises and lovely details everywhere. If you are around, you have to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mystic is a unique place that is a little difficult to explain fully. The site is made up of a large number of vintage buildings and exhibits that make you feel that you are back in the early days of the whaling era. Each facility has trained and experienced volunteers who give outstanding talks and demonstrations of the tools and... More 

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