Kids' Tour

Calling our youngest sailors. See, touch, explore, and climb aboard! Enjoy a collection of kid-friendly exhibits and activities, from Playscapes to real ships.

Discovery Barn

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Discovery Barn

Kids can learn to tie knots, furl a sail, touch and smell baggywrinkle and more at the Museum’s Discovery Barn.

Childrens' Museum

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Children’s Museum

Here, young sailors can swab the deck, move cargo, cook in the galley, dress in sailors’ garb, and even sleep in ships’ bunks.

Art Spot

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Art Spot

Equipped with artistic tools and imagination, artists young and old can set out on Museum grounds to paint their own maritime keepsake.

Joseph Conrad

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JOSEPH CONRAD: Squared Rigged Ship

The veteran training ship Joseph Conrad sailed under three flags before mooring permanently at Mystic Seaport in 1947. Built in Copenhagen in 1882, the 111-foot vessel was designed to accommodate training for the Danish merchant service.

Inside the Shipsmith Shop

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James Driggs Shipsmith Shop

This shipsmith shop was built in New Bedford, Mass., by James D. Driggs in 1885. It is the only manufactory of ironwork for the whaling industry known to have survived from the 19th century.

Addison Scholfield portrait

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Neptune’s Orchestra: Songs of the Seafarer

Go on a musical journey through a variety of music made by and heard by seafarers in the age of sail. Out of their musical memories from home, experiences during voyages and their encounters with unfamiliar musical traditions, sailors created distinctive music that reflects their lives, work, and dreams.

Playscapes

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For Kids & Families

Calling our youngest sailors: see, touch, explore, and climb aboard! Take part in fun indoor and outdoor activities designed just for you at Mystic Seaport.