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Mystic Seaport Museum: All Day Admission

1. Mystic Seaport Museum: All Day Admission

Spend the day exploring historic vessels, original 19th-century storefronts and dwellings, and engaging with friendly shipwrights at the seaport museum in Mystic. Visit a unique living historical setting, dedicated to preserving American maritime heritage. Explore the 19-acre museum campus, walk through a working shipyard where carpenters combine traditional skills and modern techniques to preserve the craft of wooden shipbuilding. See the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last remaining wooden whale ship and learn how America transformed from a nation of whale hunters to watchers. Take a stroll around the recreated village, gardens, and waterfront while learning what it was like to earn one’s living from the sea. At the museum guests are welcome to add on activities such as sailing, cruises, and a daily planetarium shows exploring celestial navigation and other themes. Pack a picnic to enjoy, or dine at one of 3 seasonally-operated eateries.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 37 reviews

The staff were very knowledgeable and engaging when performing demonstrations or managing activities. Our kids had a fabulous time exploring and doing the activities!! (Ages 9 and 11). They even sat still to listen to demonstrations! There was a great mix of open exploration time and events. It was a nice, non-stress vacation day. Only comment I would make is that the drinks (water and soda) were way overpriced at the tavern-$5 each! Make sure you bring plenty of water, especially on hot days, to avoid that cost.

The staff were so kind and helpful, knowledgeable! It was a delight to learn about it all! My only complaint is ME not having lots of time to really savor the wonderful story!

We went during a heat wave so it was not always pleasant to go into the shops in the village. It was very interesting and the staff are very knowledgeable. .

MYSTIC SEAPORT VILLAGE WAS BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS! THIS IS RECOMMENDED AS A MUST EXPERIENCE TO ANYONE WHO TRAVELS TO CONNECTICUT.

Very interesting and informative the staff were knowledgeable and friendly we enjoyed it all very much