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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #3 of 19 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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Stonington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Toured the ship while it was being rebuilt and then watched her sail down the Mystic River through the drawbridge when complete. What a sight. If you can get on board do it. The history of this vessel is amazing and if you can walk the decks or get down below to the Captains quarters you will get a feel... More

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South Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been watching the restoration of this ship for over 6 years. Last year into the water it went and is now touring the Boston area. We were able to catch up with the ship in Newport, R.I. and wonderful to see the last whaling ship at sea. All of the crew we spoke with were knowledgeable of their... More

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falmouth ma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Well what you will not like is it is not there! It is off to New Bedford until August 2014. Check first. Really cool leaving the harbor.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was privileged to go aboard this ship, built in New Bedford in 1841, and currently being fitted out to return to sea on 17th May 2014. The vessel is being well-cared for by the excellent team at Mystic. I am envious of those fortunate people who will sail with her on the 38th voyage.

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Pascack Valley, NJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

An absolute thrill to be able to tour the wooden whaling ship. My daughter loved touring this ship. We were here during the last hour of operation and we were the only tourists on board and had the full attention of the docents on board. It was a wonderful treat. A must see at Mystic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The museum within the barn next to the Morgan was terrific, though children will likely lose interest quickly. Tourists are allowed to board the Morgan and walk around above and below deck. There is reference material to read and a guide to answer questions. They were preparing her for sail in May, 2014, when we were there, so we got... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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