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Charles W. Morgan

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Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Phone Number: 8605725315
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Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Beautiful, historic, well preserved ship!

My favorite part about the Mystic Seaport was touring this ship! It is beautiful and large and you get to explore a good bit of it! Definitely worth a trip!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Stephanie F
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My favorite part about the Mystic Seaport was touring this ship! It is beautiful and large and you get to explore a good bit of it! Definitely worth a trip!

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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for a show - staff lowered a smaller boat and boarded it. They explained the process of whaling (brutal) and what the person in each position did. They demonstrated how maneuverable the smaller boat was. They then brought it back over the the Charles W Morgan and attached it - the staff shimmied up the ropes and... More 

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Thank Janet_Eileen_4
Simsbury, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WE took the grandkids to this fabulous attraction an all had fun. The Charle W Morgan, the only existing wood whaler in the world. You can explore the ship and see how the sailors lived and worked. Just make sure you duck, the ceiling is low. The visitor's center shows a great and not too long movie of the ship's... More 

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Thank Wolf M
Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved being above to board the last whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan that has been restored. The cast and staff of Mystic Seaport entertains as well as answers questions and is so informative. Great learning experience for all ages.

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Thank Kathy B
Torrington, Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A grand ship. We were lucky enough to see it being restored. Amazing how the craftsmen worked on it. They don't build them like this anymore.

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Thank John T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Charles Morgan is a large whaling ship that has been restored. There is no charge to go aboard but there is a $25 charge to get into Mystic Seaport. You can go all over the ship and there are demonstrations with the sails & several lectures telling you about the ship & sailing. So glad they saved & restored... More 

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Thank DanMarCo
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed watching the crew demonstrate how they raise and lower the sails. Loved the historical perspective.

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Thank Rhonda L S
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ship is located in Mystic Seaport. You have to pay admission to enter the seaport but there is no add'l admission to tour the ship. The restoration that was done on the ship is truly remarkable. You can walk all over the deck (except the bow which is roped off to the public) and even tour the sleeping quarters... More 

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Zion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really cool to walk the decks of the last seaworthy whaling ship. We drove a long way to Mystic Seaport and it was well worth time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history packed into this ship. The beds and quarters look so small it's hard to imagine how anyone would sign on for a voyage with no end date (came home when the casks were full).

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