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Charles W. Morgan

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Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Phone Number: 8605725315
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Description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Worth the trip.

Last whaler afloat in the USA. And the Mystic Seaport is worth the visit as well. Stay for the sail demonstration. Fun to see what it was like back then.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Mystic, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Last whaler afloat in the USA. And the Mystic Seaport is worth the visit as well. Stay for the sail demonstration. Fun to see what it was like back then.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Charles W. Morgan is an American whaling ship, newly restored and available for the public to tour when they visit Mystic Seaport. She (despite being named after Charles W. Morgan, all ships remain "she"s) is the highlight of a trip to the seaport and anyone who has ever dreamed of adventure can hardly resist the allure of imagining a... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the ONLY surviving whaling ship in the world. Really great experience to have a flavor of what people endured during the months long voyages

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Natick, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very popular place that we visited ten years ago and did not like it then. Tried again, same opinion. The many buildings do not give info on the map or near the building to explain contents. The reenactors are good but their were very few there.

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686 reviews
291 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a true classic that will never be recreated. It represents an era that has passed forever. Standing on it I could fantasize being in the middle of the South Pacific fantasizing about being here.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was interesting to see the ship and board her. It is not handicap accessible, but the main deck had plenty to see. I wish there had been more interpreters on board, or maybe reenactors to do the interpreting.

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Utica, New York, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Morgan is a centerpiece of the experience of visiting a nineteenth century whaling village. Artfully restored and beautifully presented, the Morgan offers insights into the past that aren't available in books.

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a beautiful boat to see and explore. This is at the Seaport, so admission to the museum is required in order to board the boat.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at how serious an operation this attraction is. The Morgan and all that surrounds it is a worth a 2 hour visit. We went to Mystic when there were few other tourists and so got some informative and interesting information from the volunteer docents. Clearly this is a spot for many a school field trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Walking on and in this ship is like being on the Pequod. If you are a fan of Moby Dick, the ship is amazing! You really get to see how the whalers lived and worked on board. They even lowered and raised the whale boats from the sides. Also, check out the whaling exhibit in the brick building at the... More 

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