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Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: +1 888-973-2767
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: 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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The Mystic Seaport features a good number of shops both floating and dry-docked. There are also boat rides available. The best part is the whaling and shipping industry village... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Mystic Seaport features a good number of shops both floating and dry-docked. There are also boat rides available. The best part is the whaling and shipping industry village with re-created storefronts and shops including a blacksmith, sail loft, cooper, print shop, rigger, rope factory, etc.. Staff and volunteers are present at most of the locations to interpret and give... More 

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Philadelphi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful uncrowded step back in time.the planetarium show was excellent. The children's museum was well appointed. Great place to spend a beautiful spring day!🎉

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Stow, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As the weather was so bad (wet, cold windy March), we had the place to ourselves, so lots of chances to chat with the interpreters who are in the various homes and businesses at the Seaport. They were all excellent and informative, and clearly enjoy their work. Favorites activities were exploring the boats, but really, everything was interesting. You can... More 

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WOFFORD HEIGHTS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Based on informatin I read on line and in travel books, I really expected a destination filled with period dressed in turn-of-the century clothess and working on things like they did in the 1700s, which wasn't the case, but that's not to say that it wasn't very enjoyable. We walked along the frontage street learning about the history of the... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
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Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a nice way to spend the day...walking around Mystic Seaport! It is a beautiful waterfront with a variety of shops and places to eat! Seafood abounds at the local area restaurants and the ambiance of boats on the water makes it that much better! A great place to visit especially on a warm Spring day!

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richmond, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For those of us from Virginia I will tell you this is like the Williamsburg version of a seaport. I love that there are people to tell you about each trade, I loved seeing the boat restoration process! This is a great museum, if I lived here I would definitely be a member!

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SUMMERFIELD, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. It's like stepping back in time. Don't miss it. It's like stepping back in time. The exhibits all have real people showing you how things were done in a whaling village back in the day.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the many museums on site, the historians on site for of information. We were there for 3 hours and still felt we did not see everything. Entrance tickets good for a week.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful Historic location and perfect for Adults, and Families with Children. There are ships to board and Historic Houses to visit and even the Mayflower was in the Harbour (copy of the original). The weather was perfect and definately a place to visit on a sunny day! One should allow a full day and if you are driving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent. Well worth the $25 admission. Probably the highlight of Mystic. This place is big and there's so much to see. The staff seem very knowledgable and are very friendly. We really enjoyed our visit, touring the ships and shops, and listening to the staff preform their demonstrations.

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