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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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A Seaman's Life in the 1800's

We are so fortunate to actually a real whaling ship preserved! You can tour the ship and actually see how they lived, how the ship was sailed, the business of killing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carl V
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Medford, New Jersey
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Medford, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are so fortunate to actually a real whaling ship preserved! You can tour the ship and actually see how they lived, how the ship was sailed, the business of killing and harvesting whales for their oil. The volunteers make all the difference in the world! Be sure to thank each of them for coming out for the day! We... More 

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Thank Carl V
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know why this ship has a separate page from Mystic Seaport since it is included with a visit there. It's very well-preserved. A beautiful piece of work and you can just feel the history. A previous poster mentioned a tour. There weren't any available when I was there, but we were allowed to freely explore the ship which... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see when visiting Mystic Seaport. As you walk through the ship it is hard to believe that so many sailors were aboard.

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Thank V J
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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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Simsbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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