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Charles W. Morgan

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

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Interesting with knowledgeable staff

Once inside the Mystic Seaport, this ship is one of the various attractions. The staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share information. They will not bother you if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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338 reviews 338 reviews
116 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Once inside the Mystic Seaport, this ship is one of the various attractions. The staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share information. They will not bother you if you are looking to just poke around. Once you engage one of the staff members, they will answer questions and elaborate as to share their knowledge. It is an interesting attraction... More 

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A working, wooden, sail boat / fishing vessel. They have is open for you to explore many of the rooms, with tour guides, pictures, and exhibits to give you a sense of life at sea on a whaling vessel. The woodwork is amazing and you may even get the chance to work the ropes with one of the guides.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our kids could spend hours pretending and exploring this ship. What a wonderful piece of history, right in our back yard.

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Fremantle, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to see the CHARLES W MORGAN under sail during the 38th voyage and go aboard her. She has an amazing history to tell, and as you wander her decks you marvel at where she's been and what she's seen. She's not a replica, but the real thing. Learning from the guides on board, you appreciate how... More 

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

great tour of the ship and surrounding village. There for the Mayflower replica. Tours only offered on both til early February, then it is closed for the season.

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Central New Jersey
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went on the 90 minute offseason vessel guided tour of the Seaport that included the Charles Morgan - the Seaport a Museum was closed when we visited. We got full access to the ship in a small 20 person tour group. We were able to go below deck and visit the entire second deck even going into the captain's salon... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent demo of the hauling up of the "yard". Interactive if you wanted to take part in a bit! Didn't get to look over the whole ship.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The sole remaining American whaleship-an important part of both our mercantile and civil history. It is now floating !

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I first visited the Morgan when she was imbeded in cement in Mystic Seaport. The hull needed work. The most amazing part of the visit was the number of sailor docents who sailed on the old wood boats as Able Bodied Seamen. The saw it all coming and going.

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NYC suburbs
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's an old ship. Cool to see what those ships were like but not a whole lot to actually see and do. Not to mention, it's only 25% original at most, so really it's like going on a giant model.

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