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Chowder Days

Columbus Day Weekend

Nothing is better than a hot bowl of chowder on a cool autumn day and Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport is just the place to indulge. Our à la carte menu is sure to satisfy all appetites and features a variety of dishes, including a selection of chowders and bisques, clam fritters, barbecue pulled pork, bratwurst and sauerkraut, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and apple fritters. Beer, wine and cocktails will also be available for purchase.

The weekend’s family-fun festivities include live music, horse and carriage rides, games on the Village Green, scarecrow activities, face painting, and crafts.

Explore exhibits, take a final ride of the season aboard steamboat Sabino, and see the stars of the autumn sky inside the Treworgy Planetarium. Climb aboard the newly restored Charles W. Morgan, now back at her berth at Chubb’s Wharf after her 38th Voyage. Enjoy Columbus Day Weekend at Mystic Seaport!

Live entertainment throughout the weekend will feature:

October 11, 1-5 pm: Kevin Manzella and Heather LePage
October 12, 1-5 pm: Kevin Manzella and Heather LePage
October 13, 12-4 pm: Andrew Chaney and Marcy Kelly


The cost of food is not included in Museum admission. Additional fees are required for Sabino cruises and horse and carriage rides.