Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea - is the nation's leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history firsthand and climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. The Museum is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.
Mystic Seaport is a museum that strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.
Mystic Seaport will significantly influence how new generations engage with our nation's past, present and future.
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea. If you have found your way here, it is probably because you either have a love for the sea and all things maritime or you were looking to provide your family with an authentic and memorable experience. While our website has much to offer the first-time visitor, such as planning for a visit, it also provides the member and/or scholar the additional opportunity to explore the breadth of our collection, to undertake some preliminary research or to gain a deeper understanding of an element of our collection. Whatever your purpose, we hope that you'll linger here for a while.
Michael F Rodriguez
This place brought back memories from when I visited as a kid. Had fun with my 4 year old. He liked climbing around and seeing how things were done back then. I know he did not understand everything so we will be back. Everyone was friendly. Many people were working hard to help preserve a piece of history.
I went here with my boyfriend and wasn't disappointed! We spent about 2 hours here looking at all the boats and reading about them. We also saw the antique boat engines exhibit that was happening that weekend. I'd recommend visiting this place, definitely good for families and young children to learn. If you go to your local library, they may have passes to get discount tickets.
Love love love it. SO and I fell in love with this place on our first visit, managed to show some restraint and only buy 6 amazing books (see the stack of options below? #thestruggleisreal), and then became members before leaving so we can come back any time to stroll the grounds and take in the big ships at our leisure. Staff are friendly and helpful, book stores are well stocked, and their frozen lemonade is the perfect treat on these hot days. I love places like this and what they do to inspire minds of all ages.
Biggest outdoor museum in the US. Incredible recreation of a colonial village. Plenty of activities and exhibits to captivate any age group. Enough food choices to keep your from having to travel off site. The entrance fee may seem steep but it's very reasonable considering what you get and if you purchase a membership, it pays for itself after the second visit. Gift shops and a large book store are complemented by a bakery with some pretty good coffee (I'm very critical of coffee, Starbucks coffee is a terrorist weapon if that gives you any idea).
Didn't have a lot of time to spend here and didn't want to spend $28 per person to go see some boats by the water. Aquarium is a better trip in my opinion. Cute buildings, cute gift shop, but unless you pay admission you can't actually get to the water area to see anything. Latitude 41 restaurant nearby was absolutely incredible!