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Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
888-973-2767
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Forest Hills, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The area is set up like a historic fishing/ship building village. Admission is a bit expensive and we actually thought about passing it by, but were glad we decided to go in. Homes and shops from the 18th century were carefully preserved and it was interesting to look around the library, church, schoolhouse, blacksmith, shop, etc. Even more of a... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What a pleasant surprise! We went thinking it was a typical museum. It turned out to be a very varied, engaging attraction, suitable for all ages. Activities for children are scheduled throughout the day, including candle-making, rope-making and others. For adults, the wonderful boats on exhibition are treasures of times past. The history behind seafaring vessels, from their handmade construction... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would say it is worth it to do it once in life and be done with it if you are taking a weekend trip to mystic.

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Staten Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Mystic Ct is boring. Shops are super super exspensive. And attractions are awful. This is a one day trip or overnighter if it wasnt for the casino it would be a bust. The only good thing about our trip was this fantastic B&B we stayed at call the steamboat inn. Otherwise the trip in a word stunk!!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and do at the Seaport! We went on a drizzly day, but had no problems maneuvering about the historic town. Loved going on the whaling ships - one day I'd love to attend the overnight reading of Moby Dick aboard one of them that they hold every year. Great classes and camps for kids,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Along with the high price just to get into the exhibits, there are more charges once you are inside, which was a disappointment to my daughter and the entire family.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
92 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of those attractions that is nice to visit once in a while when you live in the area, but it is a must if your a visitor. The list of activities are varied, plus the unique setting adds enjoyment. On our visit this year we did the planetarium, horse and buggy ride, kids play area, boat shuttle,... More

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Newmarket, NH
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Once you paid the high admission price, everything inside the gates cost more $. Want a horse and wagon ride - shell out $5 more per person. Candle dipping or another kid friendly activity - more $. Try explaining that to your kids, why they cannot go on the ship ride or the wagon when they see others doing it.... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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170 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What a great place. Even though I am not a sailor I enjoyed learning all about our nautical past and present. I highly recommend you add this to your bucket list.

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Washington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My folks recommended we stop in Mystic to see the Seaport, and we were not disappointed! It was a lovely morning, well spent. The village has many, many old shops that were typical of a seaport, and each one had something different. An old pharmacy, blacksmith, printer's office, boat building shop, sail making shop, chapel, lighthouse, and museum of ship... More

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