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Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
888-973-2767
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Make sure to allow enough time to see it all, we spent all day here and could have come back for more. A real learning experience. What a treat to see the Morgan all ship shape! Skip "The Galley" for lunch and head over to "Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern" instead. You can eat outside and have a cold beer under a... More

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new york
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days total at the place - the ticket allows for that. For the small kids there is children's museum with lots of interactive activities, a playground and 2 art workshops. For older crowd plenty of presentations during the day, focusing on various aspects of life on ships and in the port, as well as the open air... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

During our vacation we decided to check out the seaport. It was a great way to spend a day! Everyone who worked there was nice, professional, and full of information! Great exhibits and just walking around made you feel like you had gone back in time! We rode on the Sabino, the coal powered passenger ship and got a great... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The historians at the Mystic Seaport were great storytellers and were eager to teach. The experience was pleasant and we were fortunate to board the L.A. Dunton Schooner, the Joseph Conrad full rigged ship and the whale ship, Charles W. Morgan. Entering the quaint 19th century Seafaring Village is a definite authentic step back in time. It was all topped... More

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Palo Alto, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
55 attraction reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Mystic Seaport as a mostly recreated 19th century New England seaport village. It is made up of actual restored buildings (mostly moved there from other places) as well as recreated structures. It is laid out much as a village of that time period might have been with many period ships and boats to explore as well as the village itself.... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We visited on a hot day, and saw the Charles W. Morgan, along with other ships docked in the Seaport. Be prepared to "walk and board" the ships, and ditto in the mini-museum buildings on the grounds. If you visit on a hot day (as we did) bring water, and wear a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses! Shady spots are hard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I can't imagine a better place to spend a day walking aimlessly around in. You're surrounded by the beautiful water, an array of boutique stores and restaurants, and a great atmosphere. Be sure to check out the iconic Mystic Pizza (from the movie), grab some ice cream by the draw bridge, and shop around. I guarantee you'll have an awesome... More

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Smithtown, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this place, too crowded. Lots of displays of Maritime history of America, exhibits on whaling and whaling boats.Great place for Children to visit. Best time to vist during the fall after school is opened.

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New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited Mystic Seaport on last Friday morning, it was a perfect morning to visit. We arrived before 10am and it was not crowded at all. We walked around in and out of few buildings, there were a few things that were notable. First, the woman that was in the Buckingham-Hall House was very knowledge and shared with us great... More

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New York City, New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
76 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our boat club made this a stop on our Rendezvous. We used the Marina in the back of the grounds. As a marina it had minimal accomodations, but the location was a fun historic spot. We had exclusive use of the grounds after hours and were able to stroll and have drinks on the gazebo. The grounds are beautiful. We... More

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