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Charles W. Morgan

Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Fremantle, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Please go around the Charles Morgan You will find the real Museum. The Saiul Maker, the General store, blacsmith, instrunents etc etc

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Demonstration of climbing the mast by a group of college students from a local college. Also, students singing Shipping / Boating songs.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

But could be better...yes, it's interesting to see how people lived and worked aboard whaling vessels but wouldn't it be better to TELL people instead ignoring them while they hunt for the few signs posted? The signs were well done and interesting to read but still feel they leave something to be desired.

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