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Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
888-973-2767
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites, Ships
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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... more » 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. « less
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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Seaport is a fantastic place to spend a day and step back in time. The people working at the small historical shops, houses, etc are fantastic. They really know and share how things worked in ye olden days. I went with a 8 yo and a 4 yo. The 8 YO liked it but the 4 YO is often... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Museum is definitely a must for anyone visiting the area. It's a unique setup - like walking through a New England village in the 1800's. Really cool exhibits - most of which take the form of their own buildings. The ships are all great and everyone there goes out of their way to teach you something you didn't know... More

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Washington, DC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are at the stage in life where you have small children to entertain, but still have an adult desire to see a real museum, Mystic Seaport is a great choice. Much of the collections on display are housed in a small buildings set up like a village, a relaxed outdoor setting that's perfect for kids. There are large... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visited this lovely seaport with our daughters. We began our journey in time by visiting "The Charles W. Morgan" which is the last of 2,700 boats that were once crossing the ocean in a search of the whales. This boat is being restored and will see the ocean waters again in May. Among many artefacts we saw there, we... More

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New Orleans
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It wasn't as great as I thought. One visit will suffice. Half a day is sufficient for most people. The whaling ship was the most interesting. Pleasant setting on a lake. The dock side authentic shops were very interesting especially the pharmacy & the ships clock makers. If you have kids there are quite a few kids activities. Parking was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went to the seaport on a Sunday. It was the first place we went when we got to Mystic. We ended up spending about five hours here. We had two nine year old girls with us so I was slightly nervous about whether or not they would be interested in all the boats. I was pleasantly surprised by how... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place to travel, the Harbor is beautiful to walk and see the boats. There is a souvenir shop at the entrance. its a bit pricey to enter but worth it to spend the day there. Its close to many hotels and Restaurants, another great place is the Aquarium not to far from there. This place has a lot for... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you enjoy the old world towns, ships, and eateries then this is the place for you! We took our 5 children here ages from 10-20 and let me tell you each and everyone of them found something they enjoyed.

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Bristol, PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Walking around makes you feel like you are 100 years back in time in history....kept clean and information was plentiful and everyone helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We came from London UK to see this (and a few other things too). It is awe-inspiring to see so many sea-worthy sailing ships riding in the water, and they are fascinating to roam around for adults as well as children. But there is a lot more to Mystic Seaport than the ships - the trades of rope-making, printing and... More

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