Mystic Seaport to Host Lobster Days May 24-26

Proceeds to Support Mystic Rotary Club’s Community Charities

Mystic, Conn. (May 15, 2014) – Mystic Seaport will kick off the summer season with its 29th annual Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 24-26.

Members of the Mystic Rotary Club will serve lobsters-in-the-rough from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Diners can enjoy their picnic-style meal under the Museum’s open-air Boat Shed where they can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River. More than 3,000 lobsters will be cooked and served over the course of the weekend with all food proceeds going to support the Rotary Club’s community organizations and projects.

In addition to a great meal, visitors can enjoy the water as the Museum’s boat rental dock will be open, and the 1908 steamboat Sabino and catboat Breck Marshall will be operating a regular schedule of brief cruises on the Mystic River.

On Monday, May 26, the Museum will hold its annual Decoration Day ceremony. Known today as Memorial Day, Decoration Day was formally instituted by the U.S. Government in 1868 as a day of national remembrance of those killed during the Civil War. Costumed roleplayers will conduct an 1876 tribute and procession to honor the fallen beginning at 10:30 a.m.

A special combination ticket of Museum admission and a single lobster dinner is available for $44. The youth combination ticket (ages 6-17) is $36. A senior combination ticket (ages 65 and older) is available for $42.

Lobster dinners can be purchased separately from Museum admission for $25 for a single lobster (member price: $23) and $45 for a twin lobster (member price: $43). Lobster platters include coleslaw, corn on the cob, drawn butter, and choice of iced tea or lemonade. Hot dog platters are available for $8 (member price: $7). Coastal Gourmet, the Museum’s food service provider, will also be offering wine and beer for purchase.

In the past, Lobster Days has raised as much as $20,000 for the Rotary’s charitable causes. Recipients include community enterprises such as Groton Human Services, Riverfront Children’s Center, the Stonington Community Center, and college scholarships for local students.

For more information, visit http://www.mysticseaport.org/LobsterDays

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $24 for adults and $15 for children 6-17. Museum members and children under 5 are admitted for free. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org