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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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Experience the Last Wooden Whaleship!

It's quite an interesting experience to board the Charles W. Morgan. One can even go beneath the deck and see where the captain and crew slept and ate while at sea. I don't think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
bethhappilymarried
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's quite an interesting experience to board the Charles W. Morgan. One can even go beneath the deck and see where the captain and crew slept and ate while at sea. I don't think anyone would be disappointed by going aboard the Morgan.

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Thank bethhappilymarried
Boulder, Colorado
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morgan is a one-of-a-kind artifact because they tout it as the last of the American whaling fleet from the 1800s. The boat has been restored to its original condition and looks great. The real attraction is below decks where you see the living quarters and the hold where they stored blubber and oil. It is hard to believe that... More 

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Thank JR_Boulder
East Hampton, New York
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a walk down memory lane for me as i grew up going to the Mystic Seaport as a child , Its much more appreciated now studying the history of the oldest whaling ship still afloat in the United States , The tour of the ship as well as the reinactment of events in its days and over the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice ship. It was an authentic whaling ship, from days gone by. A good experience and was part of the admission to the Mystic Seaport.

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Thank tomrzaca
Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank Janet_Eileen_4
Simsbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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