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Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Avenue
888-973-2767

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.

Mission:

Mystic Seaport is a museum that strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.

Vision:

Mystic Seaport will significantly influence how new generations engage with our nation's past, present and future.

About Us:

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.



Reviews

Joseph Stacey

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Loved it. Great day trip location. Very educational and interactive. This is a fun place for all ages. On a bright clear day there isn't much of a better place to be. Great ships and volunteers to tell you about the history and recreate the life and times of the 1800's. There were a lot of videos that were short and interesting enough to keep the kids interested. Restrooms were near enough everywhere and paths were easy to walk. Could easily spend a day or more to see everything.

Megan Kozik Fletcher

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
We stopped in and planned to spend 2 hours, four hours later we were still exploring the grounds. It was well worth the entrance fee. Currently, they are restoring the Mayflower II in the boat yard. It was fun to watch the woodworkers in the shop working on this iconic ship. We also enjoyed the other boats. It was great to see the boats inside and out. The town was fun too! We greatly enjoyed the blacksmith shop. The special exhibition during our visit was the viking visit. It was less interactive than the rest of the park and less interactive, but it was great to see all the artifacts. I would highly recommend this location for older children (8+) and adults. Smaller children may struggle on the ladders and stairs within the boats. Additionally, smaller children may get board with the history and watching the workshop.

Margaret Preston

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Friday, June 29, 2018
My daughter and I had a wonderful time. There was a boat show going on that weekend. We were able to see many beautiful wooden boats that are not normally there. We also enjoyed the self guided tour of the Morgan and the Viking exhibit that is going on this summer. We decided to buy our lunch there. The fries and onion rings were abundant servings and would have been plenty to share. The prices were comparable to any of the fast food places. The restrooms were clean couldn't have been a better day.

Margaret Moloney

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Great experience, lots to see. We spent almost an entire day visiting and I could have gone back another if our trip allowed time. The staff were really friendly and had a lot of stories and information to share. Going on board the whale ship was the high point for me. Really glad we went. My family who traveled with me also really enjoyed it despite their hesitation when I first suggested it. I would definitely go again.

Kathleen Sickler

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Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Great place for all ages to learn both on land and sea! Both fun and knowledgeable; very interactive, more to it than just a “museum”. Quite a bit of walking involved, but plenty of benches throughout if you tire! Pro tip: get the mystic sea pass which allows you into both the museum and aquarium to get a discounted price to both locations!

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