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Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
Phone Number: +1 888-973-2767
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929,...

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.

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Fun filled day

Spent the day wondering through the different exhibits. Was off-season so there were no crowds. The folks working at the seaport were very friendly and very knowledgeable

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent the day wondering through the different exhibits. Was off-season so there were no crowds. The folks working at the seaport were very friendly and very knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well put together, good for small and big children including children @ heart . In search for Longitude was sooo well put together and so engaging...entertaining at the same time that I felt that I have read several book on a topic, watched the movie and even planned the voyage to Barbados!!

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the museum especially the whaling ship. The café Latitude was also great. There is a smaller café buy the ship that's where we ate. There is also a larger restaurant down the street.

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Jensen Beach, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids LOVED Mystic Seaport! We had a great time, and kids were able to participate in hands-on activities. Everyone was very friendly.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mystic Seaport is an outstanding venue for both adults and children. It has an 1876 reproduction village, historic vessels including the only wood whaling barque in the world, and formal indoor exhibits. There are live educational demonstrations by a well trained and professional team throughout the day. The Seaport it located on the beautiful Mystic River with views of downtown.... More 

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been here years ago when my son was small, and came back now with my girlfriend. My previous trip was in the summer, and it was too crowded; I definitely preferred a winter visit, it was very quiet and easy to see everything. I do think they should lower the admission price in the winter, however, as a... More 

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a fresh breeze blowing we wandered about the free bits of the Seaport - the group entry was $20 each and since there was only the two of us and not a group of 10 we just had coffees and fudge at the Bake Shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wonderful exeperience, any time of the year! Chilly day, warm exibits. Not many tourists visiting, which was great, no lines, friendlier staff, could explore more and ask more questions.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun and interesting getaway for families with tweens and teenagers. Lots to see, read, beautiful area for walking. You get to interact with period actors giving instructional tours. We went aboard a "pirate" ship, inside a lighthouse, into a blacksmiths shop. The museums are quick and informative. Loved this as a day trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to the "ships clocks and stars" special exhibit brought here from England and thoroughly enjoyed it. This museum has grown immensely since I last visited in the 90's. Definitely a must see if you come to Mystic. Planetarium is good for kids (as well as other adventures on the grounds). Got a membership and will go back on board... More 

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