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“Mystic seaport”
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Mystic Seaport
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$28.95*
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Admission to Mystic Seaport
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Mystic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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“Mystic seaport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was a great place to visit. Had an awesome time. Lots of things to see. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Its a great place for anyone to visit.

Visited June 2012
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“One of My Favorites!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I first visited Mysitc Seaport when I was in college and have re-visited it several times and even dragged my poor parents along once. You can make it a half-day trip, a one-day trip, or even a two-day trip. Kids will love it!

Visited October 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Excellent historical experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was my 3rd visit to Mystic Seaport. Over the years, the Seaport has changed its focus from New England whaling industry of the 19th century to the Mystic River shipbuilding history (numerous shipyards in a small distance on the river in the 1800's). Guides and interpreters are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, eager to share. Much of this experience is self-guided, so you can tailor your visit to your particular interests and time available.

Visited November 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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“Definitely worth your time and money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

I spent the whole day there and learned a lot about sailing ships, whaling, and the days of tall ships.

Visited October 2012
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Make it a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We spent a wonderful day here and felt sorry for the people doing a quick guided tour here. There is something for everyone, not just the old ships but walk down the streets and see the blacksmith, the printer and other craftsmen at work, look inside the old houses and visit the pharmacy and grocers shop. We went out of season so couldn't go on the steamboat ride, but the upside was the lack of crowds.
Buy your ticket from the tourist centre in mystic village and you get a discount

Visited October 2012
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