For more than 50 years, young people have come to Mystic Seaport each summer to sail on the Mystic River and sleep on a tall ship. Learning by doing - in a friendly and supportive atmosphere -- is the cornerstone of the Joseph Conrad overnight summer sailing program.

Welcome to one of the world’s coolest classrooms.

Many people know Mystic Seaport as one of Connecticut’s most popular tourist destinations, full of one-of-a-kind sights, activities, and attractions. But not as many know that Mystic Seaport also offers just as many unique educational opportunities, for everyone from children and teenagers to grad students and grandmothers. Get a degree. Take a field trip. Build a boat. Learn to sail. The IQ-enhancing choices are endless. Best of all, they’re fun.