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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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Highlight of the seaport.

Couple different performances at the Morgan. Along with visiting the ship they have an emergency drill with another ship at the seaport. They also do a whale boat drill lowering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Couple different performances at the Morgan. Along with visiting the ship they have an emergency drill with another ship at the seaport. They also do a whale boat drill lowering the boat from the ship. After the drill they have volunteers help pulling the whale boat back up to the Morgan. Lots of fun

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Wellington, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour the port for $38.00 for 2 adults. Very worth while. Go on the whaling ship and see how the people of those days lived.

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Thank dlh1953
Mystic, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Great historical site which gives the visitor a look at what the whaling life was like in the 1800's. Visitors can walk around 3 levels on the vessel, as well as watch demonstrations of sail and cargo handling. man overboard,, and working a whale boat.

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Thank Jane B
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

An amazing walk thru of the Morgan and there is more detail in this ship than any other we ever saw, plus the stort is as interesting....great take!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

You can board the Charles Morgan and see what it was like for sailors on a whaling ship. It gives you a new perspective.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

It was Very educational and fun to step back in time and imagine what the crew went thru so long ago to make a living.

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Centerport, NY
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very good ship to visit. There's also another building that explains the ship's history. It's the only wooden whaler in existence in the world.

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Orange, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We go there several times a year, its always fun, always great to be outdoors. There is a lot to see, read, and interact with. There are great stories and immense history. Its a great spot for people of all ages

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We knew very little about America's whaling past when we arrived, but after touring the Charles W Morgan and going through the accompanying museum we are now well versed. The ship is well maintained and very interesting to see.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

While at Mystic Seaport, we spend substantial time on board the Charles W. Morgan learning from a docent about the ship. He had sailed on the ship in 2014 when it sailed around parts of New England. Learning about the ship and its role in whaling, it's long productive life as a whaler compared to many whaling ships, etc. was... More 

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