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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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A fun and educating family time

A wonderful experience visiting the sops in the seaport. Carriage rides, watching glass blowing and crafts for children and the family. Visiting and going aboard the Capt Morgan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Shelton, Connecticut
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Shelton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience visiting the sops in the seaport. Carriage rides, watching glass blowing and crafts for children and the family. Visiting and going aboard the Capt Morgan ship, going below seeing the quarters. Then to participate in a crew exercise on board a whaling ship.Then to visit the planetarium seeing the night time ski during the different seasons. It's... More 

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Colonia, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. It was founded in 1929 to gather and preserve quickly disapearing artifacts of Americ's seafaring past. The living museum spans over 19 acres on the Mystic River and includes a recreated 19th century coastal village, a working shipyard and formal exhibit halls. It is a home of over 500 historic watercrafts, including... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is on the expensive side, but we found it well done. They have a whaling boat exhibit and the employees actually climb the ropes themselves like they did over 100 years ago. We were here for 3 hours and didn't see it all. Museums are interesting. Food in Galley is mediocre. If you are seeing the aquarium, ask... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my wife are both early 30's and thought this would be a really nice place to visit. I was reluctant to pay nearly $30 per ticket, but the information said it would be easy to spend a solid half day enjoying the 19 acres. Once inside the seaport, we didn't really have much direction so we just started... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A slice of living history offered by committed, knowledgeable, staff and volunteers. All things nautical are restored and preserved while you learn how in accurately historic buildings. Definitely a must if you are in Mystic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a hot day ,walking around in the heat and entering the various old houses with no air conditioning was tough. Senior citizens trying to keep minimumly busy with various crafts,barrel making, tool making or exhibits (boat guides ) were somewhat interesting but mostly boring , even for someone with a strong interest in Amercan history. Exhibits and attractions have... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum and seaport are the most interesting and enjoyable part of a three-week tour round New England. The setting is stunning, the vessels are absolutely wonderful, and the whole experience is fantastic. The tickets are not cheap, but are well worth it, especially as the ticket gives entry for two days rather than one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the whole day at the museum today and found it fascinating! The old village, the boats, the costumed guides and the boat trips make it first class!

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chalfont pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great day and visit. Need to take time to meet and visit with all presenters in buildings, and not just take pics. Great views and lots of history

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walking around all the shops and seeing bits of history everywhere. Old style draw bridge, shops and more shops. Excellent restaurants everywhere for everyones different tastes, most on the water.

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