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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
Description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to see this ship since 1975. It is always fascinating to learn something new each time we visit the Seaport and tour the fabulous Charles W Morgan. Now my children enjoy what I've always loved. Thankful it's restored and running once more!

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Confolens, France
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124 reviews 124 reviews
51 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

All aspects of the building, restoration and former life of this ship are available to see. The workmanship is superb.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Climb aboard the last wooden whaling ship that was recently restored. It sailed for the first time this Summer since 1921. You can tour the entire ship, listen to the crew tell stories and sing sea shanties. View the large furnace/oven/not sure what it was called, where the whale blubber was prepared.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You walk up and into the ship and can view the living quarters, kitchen and hull of the ship. Great view of the harbor aboard it, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Amazing workmanship!!!!! To think how our ships are built today and to see a ship that serviced the sea for 80 years that is constructed of wood is extremely impressive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The recently restored Charles W. Morgan offers a unique opportunity to go aboard an authentic square-rigged whaling vessel. The harsh realities of the whaling industry are well demonstrated in a video shown in the "Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea" exhibit near the north entrance of the Seaport. It's worth watching this video, perhaps 10 minutes long, before touring... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were glad to have done the tour. It was cute, interesting, and great views. The whaling ship was nice to see and the village interesting.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very worthwhile experience on a self guided tour of this beautifully restored ship. So much history attached. Very moving experience.

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

make sure you ask the docent about the recent 38th voyage or read the website first. The story of whaling made it come alive.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful except they only let you go down one level. But I'm told once set up at Mystic Seaport you will be able to see ALL of the ship - after you choke on the 24$ entrance fee...

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