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Olde Mistick Village

27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-4941
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60... more » Owner description: This recreated 18th-century New England village offers a refreshing change from shopping malls as we know them. Browse or buy in the more than 60 small shops or dine in one of this charming setting's many eateries. « less
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New York City, New York
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232 reviews 232 reviews
128 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There is a group of speciality boutique shops on the main street in town. It was a very nice few hours we spent walking in and out of the shops. There are clothing shops, food shops, unique items shops and a kitchen store with a great variety of spices and teas. The store attendants are all so nice and firendly.... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Recently, we planned to go to the movies at Olde Mystick Village for a 7 pm showtime. We got there at 6:15 planning to do a little shopping before our show. Imagine our surprise that all the shops were closed (they close at 6 pm). There were a lot of people wandering around, so there was definitely enough foot traffic.... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's essentially a tchotchke shopping mall, full of stores with a lot of stuff you might want to spend a few bucks on but not much that is really a necessity. On the bright side, the village itself is pleasant, with plenty of walking paths, trees, ponds, ducks, etc. On the not so bright side, if you don't feel like... More

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Great Neck, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a tourist village. Not a place that anyone lives. There are stores of all kind, I especially like the kitchen one which had every thing one could want and imagine. I could have spent the rest of day there. There are nicely landscapes paths going around many different kinds of shops. My husband is not a shopper so... More

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Middletown, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Nice way to spend some time strolling in and out of little interesting stores. Very clean and well kept. Everyone in all the stores were super friendly. Loved the Franklin General store.

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Clare, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Nice set of shops. I wish I had more time to visit them. I think I would need a half a day to enjoy them all and try some of their dining choices. The stores I did get to visit I did enjoy. Frankin's General Store sold me some great sharp cheddar cheese and cracker for later in my trip.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I mistakenly thought that this place was a preserved old village that was now a group of shops. Turns out it a recreation so buildings aren't that old. Good for souvenir shopping and the ambiance is nice (walking paths, ponds w/ ducks/geese). We were just expecting more history to the place.

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Sydney, Australia
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364 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

In these days of sprawling malls, it's lovely to be able to move slowly, chatting with and buying from the people who actually made the products they are selling. With lovely restaurants, like Ten Clams and Go Fish nearby, you could easily spend the whole day here.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visit Olde Mystic Village every summer. The shops and restaurants have something for everyone. It has the charm you can't find in big cities or a mall.

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Storrs, CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Tourist trap. All the junk you every wanted as a kid is here. We went for the "Garlic Festival", and there were some vendors who were truly garlic merchants, but the rest was what you would find at any local Farmer's Market or Fair. We do recommend the Pies from the Stonington Church, but beyond that...????

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