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Mystic Seaport

Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 888-973-2767
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around this extraordinary world of all things maritime, where there is a multitude of things to see and do. America's largest maritime museum, the complex comprises a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, exhibit galleries and a shipyard with the most extensive collection of boats in the U.S.

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I was looking for an outing for my Wife and I that was entertaining but not outrageous. Ct Tourism sent me an e-mail that included suggestions for holiday experiences. This filled the bill and was very enjoyable with a cast of many that entertained us and made us feel part of the 19th century. Reservations were difficult to get late... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

great day @Mystic Seaport,history in a fun atmosphere,great people to show the arts at the time,whaling ships,shops etc,fun and a learning time for all.

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Westchester County
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A must see for history buffs and particularly those interested in maritime history. Numerous exhibits of old boats, old nautical equipment and reproductions of the stores that supported them comprise the majority of exhibits. Beyond the boating, a planetarium is the major attraction although the $2.50 entrance fee felt cheap given the entrance fees are not insubstantial. In short, a... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

December 14, 2014 was an exciting day to be in Mystic Connecticut to see the Mayflower II, a 50 year old replica of the original Mayflower Ship, transit the Mystic River and dock at Mystic Seaport to begin a 3-year renovation. Seaport members and day guests watched as the Mayflower II was carefully secured next to the dry dock where... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A very interesting snapshot of the history of whaling in the area, and seafaring in general. Plenty to see, and ships to board and explore. Demonstrations and reconstructions of eg the printing shop and blacksmiths as they would have appeared at the time. Plenty of parking, a decent restaurant and good shop. Allow a full day to make the most... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I witnessed the relaunch of the Charles W. Morgan- the 1841 whaling ship in July 2013 and returned in July 2014 while she was sailing back from Boston to tour the many recreated ship building facilities with excellent tour guides. I became a member and it is well worth it as one day is insufficient to see all the exhibits,... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

something for everyone- fine art, scrimshaw & the Chas. W. Morgan among other floating masterpieces. Something that should be seen by every boat lover and anyone interested in our culture & history

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Kosciusko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Easy parking right across the road from entrance, lots of photo opps. Shops have great items for sale about history of Mystic Seaport and warm clothes (It turned off cold the day we were there and we needed a sweatshirt)Had read a lot about the Seaport and remendered studing it in school, great cdhance to see it in person. There... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very nice place. A lot of interesting information . Very good place for family getaway for educational weekend .

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Freeport, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First time (and the last time) to see the Lantern Show at Mystic. They boast that this show was written by a "professional playwright" and its a "sidesplitting" great time......REALLY? Well the acting wasn't bad, but the writing was awful. The 4th act was downright bad. The ending of the show was anticlimactic and disappointing. Certainly NOT worth the $30... More 

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