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Mystic Seaport

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Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: 888-973-2767
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Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Climb on a whaling ship, raise a ship's sails or simply meander around...
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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Loved the Seaport- even in the rain. Very scenic. The shops in the area were quaint. The people were friendly, and very eager to help. The food in town was delicious. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Hampden, ME
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Hampden, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the Seaport- even in the rain. Very scenic. The shops in the area were quaint. The people were friendly, and very eager to help. The food in town was delicious. It definitely left me wanting to return & check out more of the sights. Our hotel was close by making it very easy to navigate it.

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a "living museum" and looks like a old seaport town. Each building houses something of interest - how documents were printed, how rope was made, a bank, etc. In some of the buildings people, dressed in period outfits, explain the content or how life was lived in the day. There are boats to tour and ride, special exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Informative & fun for 3 to 4 hours - very pretty. e enjoyed the printers shop and the boat restoration area as well as touring the whaler.

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A must see for everybody! In particular for those who are passionate about maritime history. Whalers, tall ships and shops with goods of a gone by era. Keep a whole day for this visit.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Mystic Seaport is regarded as one of the great maritime museums in the world. However it is not just a museum, but a living village, where people still build ships and boats and barrels and horseshoes and a million other things. Throughout the seaport there are activities going on - learn how to trim sails, load cargo, sail a boat,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Looking for a fun day trip with family, friends, a loved one or on your own? Mystic seaport is a great place to spend a day with a lot to see and do. Even for non sea lovers, it offers a great day outdoors with fun activities, good food and a real learning experience.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

FIRST AND FOREMOST, you have to be interested in maritime history and all things nautical to fully appreciate this place. Mystic Seaport is one of the premier maritime museums in the United States. As a Great Lakes maritime historian based in Michigan, this was my long desired second visit after a first visit way back in 1975, and the collection/exhibits... More 

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North Shore, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I spent an enjoyable day-and-a-half at Mystic Seaport last summer. I had wonderful memories of a childhood visit long ago and wasn’t disappointed as an adult (it was husband’s first visit). Upon boarding the Dunton and Conrad, we learned a lot about each ship from the interpretive staff. The renovation work underway in the shipyard was also... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Mystic Seaport is a bit over-priced for what it is. The port itself is pretty interesting, and would be great to walk around, but the cost of $25 per head is way to much. Most historical seaports are either full scale museums, or they charge per boat you go on or exhibit. Not Mystic. You pay the money and then... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This will be a whole day affair, appeal to all ages, and you don't have to be a seaman to appreciate the Seaport. Mystic is right on the water and the admission price not only includes the historic ships, but all the homes and shops that were required to keep the harbor afloat. Mystic includes maritime shops with 19th century... More 

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