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Amistad

New Haven, CT, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Mystic
Type: History Museums, Ships, Educational Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The storied 19th-century schooner was replicated in a $3.1-million project undertaken by Mystic Seaport shipwrights. Steven Spielberg's controversial... more » Owner description: The storied 19th-century schooner was replicated in a $3.1-million project undertaken by Mystic Seaport shipwrights. Steven Spielberg's controversial 1997 film, "Amistad," shed new light on the ship's history: en route from Havana, 53 West African slaves fought a bloody battle to take over the slave ship, only to be recaptured in America before they were eventually freed. « less
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Walking on board this vessel was chilling to say the least. Learning about the history and visiting this vessel should be on everyone's list when walking through the seaport.

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Mystic
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The kids really enjoyed climbing all over this ship and hearing about the crew and "cargo". It's agreat way to introduce them to history. It's real life, not just an old story.

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Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Aboard the Amistad on her maiden historical voyage from Mystic Seaport, I and my wife learned about a part of this country not taught in schools but lived in the dark hold of a slave ship in the waters of the Atlantic.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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192 reviews 192 reviews
115 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have climbed aboard several time, but it is always on the move and will not likely be in port during your visit.

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Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This vessel is no longer open to the public at Mystic Seaport. I am happy with the Seaport, which is a great place to visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

A tall ship intrigues me all the time. There is an unmatched beauty in it. Fun to visit. A learning experience.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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193 reviews 193 reviews
76 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

You can see the boat. It is docked up, still in the water. It is under renovation and you can not gather any info abt it. This is the 3rd time I have tried to see the boat in 2 states since she saw water and I still not able to climb upon her.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

this boat has a lot of history i love old boats i would go back again and again you learn so much on them

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This ship was built on-site at the boat building facility in the Mystic Seaport Village. Saw the movie. Impressed seeing the actual vessel.

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Boston
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9 reviews 9 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Unless you have a lot of time probably not worth a long trip just to see the ship - it is a reproduction and not a lot to see - just the upper deck. But definitely worth seeing when it is at Mystic Seaport.

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