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“A terrific experience”
Review of Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport
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$28.95*
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Admission to Mystic Seaport
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We spent the day at Mystic Seaport last weekend, and it was terrific. The kids climbed on the boats and looked through the reconstructed houses. I enjoyed the exhibit on Figureheads and the museum on sailing. There was an art exhibit on the second floor that featured some really wonderful pieces of art.

We watched a performance of sea shanties and visited the planetarium for a show. I have to say that I wish they'd come up with a different way to handle the planetarium ticketing, maybe better signage or something to explain what's going on.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We love to visit back East and go to, restoration centre and a recreated village, Mystic Seaport was not disappointing, I loved to see the restoration section and how they are restorting old whale ship. To stroll the village and see the exibits. The staff was friendly and more than willing to answer your questions. They have exibts for the children also.

Thank Matusla
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This attraction beautifully situated on the banks of the Mystic river is a mixture of boat & nautical museum , restoration centre and a recreated village . All of which works really well . There is a huge amount to see ranging from the National Rowing Hall of fame [ interesting if you are an oarsman ] .To the restoration of a large Whaling ship , you can actually see the work going on , it was facinating . The old buildings were a real mix and gave you a small insight into life a time ago . All that and on a sunny day the setting is brilliant . Well worth a big detour to visit .

Thank alistairbudd
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I particularly liked the second floor of the gift shop, where the attraction sells just about any kind of book made about the sea and sailing.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Interesting restoration of a 19th century seaport with period sailing vessels and accompanying town.

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