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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Western NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The ship was back from its summer sail to Boston. We enjoyed seeing an actual old whaling vessel. It was impressive. Our guide aboard the ship answered our questions and gave us lots of info.

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USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

completely rebuilt on the outside for a challenging New England cruise, much of the below decks is still an authentic 19th century whaler, and probably the centerpiece of the wonderful Mystic Seaport.

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Firestone
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was amazed at how many men could live in such a small space for so long. Excellent look back at a time in our history.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a great experience stepping on board this great ship. If you've ever wondered what it would have been like to sail the seas on the sea; you must step aboard this great vessel.

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New York, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was a self guided tour on the Charles Morgan. What a beautifully restored ship. A definite must see when you are at the Mystic Seaport.

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New Durham, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing restoration. The history of this vessel is so interesting. If you tour the decks below, be sure to keep your head down if you are taller that 5'5". It is close quarters down there. But the restoration of the crew and captains quarters is complete and very impressive. For us it was truly the highlight of... More

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New York, NY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When you come about the Charles W. Morgan you feel like you've gone back to the 19th century whaling vessel. The self guided tour of the ship and below decks shows you how the whalers lived and worked. On board is a knowledgeable interpreter of the ship's history and equipment who was very helpful. It's been restored to excellent condition... More

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Cedarhurst, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

gives an authentic view of what it was like on an historic whaler. Explanations were complete and it's was fun climbing around the ship.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The History and workmanship of these old Wooden Vessels , brought back to life again ....... The Restoration work is first class and wooden boats from around the world come to Mystic to have there wooden vessels restored by the best in the business , this is a dying trade , which only a few craftsmen still continue this lost... More

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely reconstructed ship. Unfortunately we did not get to see her this trip as she was sailing at the time.

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