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Address: 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-1972
Phone Number: +1 888-973-2767
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929,...

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.

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Last time I visited I was ten years old...as an adult, this was a great opportunity to see and hear about mid 19th century history. The exhibits are well thought out and Mystic... read more

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last time I visited I was ten years old...as an adult, this was a great opportunity to see and hear about mid 19th century history. The exhibits are well thought out and Mystic certainly has gained reputation for being a great living history venue as well as the research and repair of the wonderful wind powered boats and ships! Highly... More 

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Oxford, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Daughter and I enjoyed our tour. Thankful for the staff that found my credit card & looked for us.He did our transaction#609,667 date 7/25/2016. Superb service. Thank you so much! God bless you.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very nice maritime museum to tell you about the whaling history of the region. But it is actually much more. As you walk around the re-created village, you see various displays - craftsmen and artisans showing off how things used to be done in times gone by. This place has created the atmosphere that truly transport you... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit to the aquarium was definitely the highlight of our trip. The layout and information was exceptional. There was plenty to see and do.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have traveled to Mystic many times but never visited Mystic Seaport. Our daughter and grandson wanted to go and we joined them. It was a truly incredible experience. Staff were friendly and very well informed. The exhibits were nicely organized and educational. We are looking forward to returning alone in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently moved to Mystic. I am often looking for activities to do during the day with my three young children. Based on recommendations, we purchased memberships to both the aquarium and Seaport almost immediately. My children (aged 18 months - 6 years) love Mystic Seaport -- and so do I! There are so many activities for children each day.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we have been in the Mystic area many times, this was the first tine we decided to visit the Seaport. We were so pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see and how authentic the buildings and feel of the "village" was. Very impressive! We also took the two boat tours; motor and sail boats for a small... More 

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Natick, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. We bought a family membership to the Connecticut Science Museum in Hartford, which is in itself a great place. The membership included free entry to the Mystic Seaport in May as well as free entry to the Mystic Aquarium in March. So the total package was a great deal! We expected to spend... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is not a large place but it's one of the best maritime museums in the country. Very kid friendly, lots of ships to climb around. Do stick around for the demonstrations. Lots of docents and volunteers to answer questions. I especially love the docents in the various shops -- navigational instruments, cooper, blacksmith, etc. The day I was there,... More 

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Selma, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Mystic and you miss the Seaport, you've pretty much missed the whole plot. This place is exquisitely maintained, the folks running the show are knowledgeable, passionate, talented and friendly, the exhibits are fascinating and really, I can't think of a single sub-par detail. Our day at the Seaport was one we will never forget, and I highly... More 

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