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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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New Windsor, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Always a great place for kids & adults. Programs change from time to time adding new info. Probably better for kids over 7 but great for kids to adults.

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New York City
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We only had about 2 hours here which was definitely not enough time. There is a great variety of "shops" to pop into and visit. The kids loved seeing all the different boats, etc and even had the chance to build a boat of their own in one of the arts and crafts buildings. The planetarium wasn't that special and... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I will admit my bias. I have been going here since I was 8. That was more than 50 years ago. While the Charles W. Morgan was taken out for repairs several years ago and has been repaired, it is presently sailing around New England. If you want to see that particular piece of whaling history, you should check to... More

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Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family comes to the Mystic area each summer, but this was our first time at the Seaport. The different shops were fun to walk into and the guides were very knowledgable in their craft. We were disappointed that the Morgan wasn't there. We did pay extra to ride on the steam boat for a 30 minute cruise. It was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place - It's a lot bigger than what I was expecting. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time. We went early on a Saturday morning and practically had the place to ourselves for the first hour or so. The employees were extremely friendly and eager to explain the exhibits.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is a lot of outdoor walking but it was a nice day so it worked out well. Each building has something different for you to see. A lot of history of ships which is interesting. Exciting things for the children such as outdoor play, a childrens museum, there is also a wood shop where you can build your own... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This Museum provides a look back at the early days of Mystic and the lives of the people of the time. Thankfully your admission allows you to return for a second visit as there is just too much to see and do properly in just one day. From the ship building to the Planetarium and everything in between this is... More

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Hopatcong
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved our day at Mystic Seaport . It is $24 per person to enter but it can be used as a return visit within 7 Days !!! We missed the Charles W Morgan but we still had a great time exploring the other ships . We recommend the horse drawn carriage ride throughout the seaport .... More

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Hanover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The shops at Mystic seaport were very nice and sold nice gift items not the usual souvenirs.I would recommend spending a few hours here. The prices were reasonable and they had different wares. I enjoyed the Christmas shop the pet gift shop and the kitchen shop had some items I had been looking for.

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Lexington, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I enjoy maritime history and was looking forward to visiting the Seaport, since they are engaged in preservation. Unfortunately, my husband and I were both bored to tears. The Seaport is comprised of a lot of poorly done exhibits that make junkyards seem more interesting. I've seen better displays in much smaller museums. it was a real disappointment.

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