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March 2016

Ocean House Exhibition

March 10 - June 5

See a selection of exquisite works from the Maritime Gallery on display at the Ocean House.

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April 2016

Lighthouses and Harbor Seal Cruise

April 10 - June 29

Take a private cruise aboard the classic motor yacht ENCORE around Fishers Island Sound.

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New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art

April 30 - July 17
Nella Lush, "The Calm Before the Storm," Oil and Cold Wax, 30" x 60"

The exhibition and sale focuses on color and form in depictions of maritime objects.

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May 2016

A Day in Bristol

May 4
Herreshoff Marine Museum logo

Join Elysa Engelman, the Museum's director of Exhibits, for this day trip.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 7 - May 8
Treworgy Planetarium

This class is a fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a modern perspective, designed especially for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Up Close & Personal: How Artists Make Art

May 7

Maritime Gallery artist Russ Kramer will visit the Ocean House to offer a unique art experience.

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Mother’s Day at Mystic Seaport

May 8

Members, celebrate your mother, grandmother, or wife with a private brunch and special craft workshop.

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Maritime Author Series with Roger C. Taylor

May 11
L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer Book Cover

The author's "L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer" chronicles the life and work of the most remarkable yacht designer of his time.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

Treworgy Planetarium

This workshop provides an understanding of the celestial causes and geographic influences of tides.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

May 21 - May 22
Treworgy Planetarium

A workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American sailing vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Member Morning

May 21
William Partridge Burpee (1846-1940), “Swampscott Dory,” ca. 1920, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 in., New Britain Museum of American Art, Gift of Charles J. and Irene Hamm

Enjoy a special members-only preview of the new exhibit "Over Life’s Waters: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm."

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Salute to Summer

May 28 - May 29
19thcentury games

Fun outdoor activities and a costumed dog parade highlight this Memorial Day Weekend event.

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Decoration Day

May 30
decoration day

Join us on Memorial Day as we pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers.

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June 2016

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

June 8 - September 21
Member Burgee

For members only! See areas of Mystic Seaport that are not open to the general public.

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Sea Music Festival

June 9 - June 12
Sea Music Festival

Join us for one of the world’s premier sea music events.

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Music of the Sea Symposium

June 10 - June 11
Sea Music Festival

The Symposium features presentations by maritime scholars and explores sea, music, and song.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

June 11 - June 12
Treworgy Planetarium

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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The Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 14 - September 25

Watch Maritime Gallery artists paint en plein air on the grounds of Mystic Seaport. Exhibition and sale open June 18 through September 25.

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Father’s Day at Mystic Seaport

June 19
Watercraft collection

Celebrate that special father, grandfather, or husband with a private brunch and tour of our watercraft collection.

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Stars of the Smithsonian Lecture Series: Douglas Herman – “The Art of Oceanic Navigation and Land Finding”

June 23
Doug Herman

Douglas Herman from the National Museum of the American Indian reveals the intricate arts of oceanic navigation and land finding that enabled these amazing feats.

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Small Craft Workshop

June 24 - June 26
Small Craft Workshop

Share your small craft with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

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Planetarium Summer Evening Series

June 24 - September 2
Planetarium in space

Explore the summer night sky during our six-part series.

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 24 - June 26
WoodenBoat Show-

Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide describes this three-day show as “one of Connecticut’s Top 20 Events for the Summer.”

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Day Trip to Block Island

June 24

Enjoy a bus ride that will highlight the history and lighthouses of the Island. You will be on your own for lunch and will have plenty of time to explore, shop, or visit the beach during the afternoon.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

June 25

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81' schooner ARGIA.

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Whaleboating for Members

June 30 - August 18

Climb into a vessel from the fleet specifically crafted for the 38th Voyage of the CHARLES W. MORGAN for a row down the Mystic River.

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July 2016

Summer Music Sundays

July 3 - August 28
Brant Point replica lighthouse

Enjoy complimentary after-hours Museum admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876 this Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

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Cape Cod Canal Cruise and Massachusetts Maritime Academy Trip

July 8
TS Kennedy

Join us as we explore the beautiful Cape Cod Canal and the TS KENNEDY.

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Ledge Lighthouse Tour

July 19
Ledge Light

Don’t miss this opportunity to join other Mystic Seaport members for a private guided tour of Ledge Lighthouse.

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Member Summer Evenings

July 21

Row along the Mystic River, attend a guided tour, and enjoy the Museum’s grounds during the final hours of a summer day.

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Docktails and Dancing

July 23
Brant Point replica lighthouse

Join us as we celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous with drinks, dessert, and dancing.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 23 - July 24

This annual event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

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August 2016

Model Yacht Regatta

August 5 - August 7
Model Yacht Regatta

J Class and East Coast 12 Meter class models return to race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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