K-12 Programs

The Mystic Press, assembled to represent a newspaper and job printing shop of the late 19th century, contains the tools and technology of the journeyman printer’s trade.

Students learn about the 19th-century printing trade inside the Mystic Print Shop.

Mystic Seaport is an experiential education facility where students participate in hands-on history and science in a vibrant setting. Founded in 1929, our 19-acre Museum includes a recreated 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels and small boats, exhibit galleries, a Planetarium, and one of the world’s largest collections of maritime artifacts.

We offer unparalleled opportunities for students to climb aboard historic vessels, interact with costumed roleplayers from 1876, learn about the stars in the sky, explore coastal life and trades, and even take a cruise aboard one of our National Historic Landmark vessels, the steamboat Sabino.

Educators can choose from a variety of educational programming, including self-guided exploration, guided tours with hands-on activities, planetarium shows, roleplayer and chantey programs, steamboat Sabino and horse-drawn carriage rides, overnight programs, in-school and virtual programs, and primary source workshops.

We have worked with educators and students for more than 60 years to provide an exceptional experience tailored to the needs of their curriculum. Our educational programs emphasize authentic, hands-on, relevant learning in which students are active and collaborative participants in their education. Watch how we make history come alive: