This wonderful treasure has been on my bucket list for many years. (Since I saw numerous photos of the seaport in a travel magazine). The layout is very conducive to strolling at a leisurely pace and there are plenty of convenient places to rest and reflect on the buildings, ships and gardens.
We particularly enjoyed the whaling ship restoration and the nautical instrument shop. The lighthouse was wonderful and the Figureheads Museum was fascinating.
Make sure you have at least 4 or 5 hours to visit and an entire day would be ideal.