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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ships
Description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This ship is being restored for a past few years for the cost of 6,000 per day. The ship is the last of 2, 700 whaling boats. Each element of this vessel is the time machine that can easily bring a curious mind to the glorious past. Inside cabins are so tiny that it made me wonder how these guys... More

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Greenfield MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Even if you think you aren't that interested, this is a vital part of American history - go see it! It is being refurbished to set sail again this summer, and the staff on board are very well informed about all parts of this beautiful ship's history.

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Yonkers, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Took my 4 year old inside the CWM and he loved it. It's now months later and he still talks about it. Make sure you go down below and check out all the bunks.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Charles W, Morgan whale ship is nearing certification for a historic voyage from Mystic Seaport back to New Bedford, port where the venerable ship was built in 1841. Shipwrights have painstakingly returned her to like-new condition using 19th Century woodworking techniques. Return visits to the Morgan are always worthwhile as final touches are added; currently, all new masts and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The 1841 Charles W. Morgan whaling ship is being refurbished at Mystic Seaport and once fully restored will be launched again in the summer of 2014. Then it will visit several New England historic seaports before returning to its home at the museum. It is really neat to see the men working on all the details of the ship to... More

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Denver, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The museum is a live ship building/restoring museum and is wonderful to tour...could take the better part of a day. Is a little pricy.

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Hartford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

They are currently refurbishing the Morgan to bring it back to its original beauty. We were fortunate that we listened to another tour's tour guide so we got some of the history. Definitely ask questions or get a tour so you can understand the nature of the Morgan. Also make sure you see the film in the museum which is... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

As mentioned this ship is being rebuilt as I write this and will be sailing by June 2014. In order to get the most from visiting it you have to ask questions and watch the work being done. Today one of the main mast were going to be installed so I'm sorry I was a day early in visiting it.

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Saratoga Springs, Ny
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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Charles Morgan is a 170 year old 'lady' as the captain on board will tell you. This ship was an actual whaling vessel that through several lucky breaks (one being towed by the coast guard to Mystic weeks before Pearl Harbor) that is being restored to its former glory to sail around New England in 2014. The ship allows... More

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Liked the shanty singing and ship tour. Fun to see the ship remodeling and know that it will sail again in the near future.

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