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“Beautiful in the Fall”
Review of Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport
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$28.95*
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Admission to Mystic Seaport
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$249.00*
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New England Country Christmas With Mystic Seaport Lantern Tour
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 young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We've been to the Seaport several times and have a 4-year old. He's at a great age to walk through there and always enjoys it. We bought a combo pass for both the Aquarium and the Seaport which ran us $120 for 2 adults and 1 child. I do think the price is a little on the high side when you consider the majority of the buildings you're going into on the Seaport are superficial entry and by that I mean you walk in about 2 feet and stand at a plastic wall to look in. It's still very interesting. They have some good activities for kids. My son loved the "build your own boat" activity. We also took a carriage ride, but that I would say is completely worthless other than the experience the kids get riding around. It lasts for no more than 10 minutes and is $5 per person. Too much money. The narrative isn't tailored at all one way or the other if kids are there.
You can go on the boats as well and even go for boat rides. We took a ride on the Sabino and the Captain was very nice. We sat in the bow area - no one else there. He came out a few times and gave us information on the boats in the harbor and a great tip on a wonderful ice cream shop (Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Shop - I got the Seaport Salty Swirl - hello peanut butter, carmel and pretzels in my ice cream - very good - plus the drawbridge went up when we were sitting there). It was like having our own private tour and all because we chose to sit in the shade below deck. Score! They do have a nice boat playground as well the kids all loved to play on.

Thank joannehynes
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was very nice and relaxing when we visited Mystic Seaport. Just looking out over the port and viewing all of the different ships was fun to do as a sightseeing experience. Also, we took some photos as it is a beautiful place.

2  Thank HOCKPOOH
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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a great time for all ages! So much to do and see. We just spent most of the day there and we couldn't get enough. Everyone working there was so helpful and friendly and spoke and interacted with our children. Even parts that most kids would find boring, an art exhibit, was made fun by giving the kids a scavenger hunt of things to find. We would recommend to anyone and go back anytime we are in the area.

Thank JMinNashville
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was overcast when we started touring but it then turned into a beautiful October day. The price was a little high....Seniors are considered over 65, which I thought was unusual. We went on the steamboat and horse & carriage ride and they were extra $. The cafe in the gift shop had wonderful homemade pastries and cider. Overall, it was a fun day but something I probably wouldn't do again.

Thank CarolinaCruiser50
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

As a living museum, this rates among the best. Ships and ship building, olde time shops, bank and houses. A ship in the process of revovation. Carriage ride around the village. Model (00 guage) village make this an worthwhile visit.

Thank Richard J
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