Annual Fund


Our fiscal year has ended, and we are thrilled to share that through your generosity and that of other dedicated philanthropists, the Annual Fund raised more than $1.57 million, exceeding last year’s total and setting a new high-water mark. We could not have succeeded without your commitment to our vibrancy!

Now, more than ever, your tax-deductible gift to the Mystic Seaport Annual Fund is a crucial contribution to our sustained success. It will enable us to continue to be an all-season Museum with inspirational and interactive experiences for a wide variety of audiences.

Your generous philanthropy will directly benefit public and educational programs and exhibits, and ensure our mission to inspire an enduring connection to our maritime heritage. In advance, thank you for considering making a gift to Mystic Seaport — The Museum of America and the Sea.

The impact of your philanthropy:

“My time on the schooner Brilliant last August was an entirely new, and moreover, exciting experience. The skills learned and the knowledge gained during the cruise will remain long after; it rendered an inspiring insight to the life of the mariners in the past.” — James MacLeod, Brilliant participant 

“In all my years teaching, it was one of the best organized, information packed, and productive field trips I have ever had my students attend.” — Jim Powers, Guilford High School

“There is no rival to this museum in the depth and extent of its collections, the expertise of its staff, and the organization of the Seaport site.” — National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Reviewer

“We had a great time, and learned a lot. I especially want to commend the job done by your interpreters. They were all knowledgeable, articulate, engaging, and generally a pleasure to talk to.”
A.P., visitor