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What is Mystic Seaport? Ask three people and chances are you’ll get three very different answers. To some, it’s a fun family destination offering hands-on activities and special events. To others, it’s a world-renowned maritime museum featuring exhibit halls and historical interpreters. And to still others, it’s an incredibly valuable education and research center. In fact, it’s all three – located within 19 charming acres on the banks of Connecticut’s legendary Mystic River. A quintessential New England experience, Mystic Seaport offers visitors of all ages a unique link to our seafaring past and endless, year-round opportunities to immerse themselves in new worlds of hands-on history.
Plan Your Visit
Find everything you need for your visit: hours of operation, directions, where to eat while you’re here, and how to visit by boat. See a map of Museum grounds and create a specialized itinerary. Purchase individual and group tickets online.
Climb aboard tall ships and the last wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Get out on the water with a rental from the Boathouse and take a cruise aboard steamboat Sabino. Discover a re-created 19th-century village, stroll through diverse gardens, see a working preservation shipyard in action, and stargaze under the Planetarium dome.
From the largest antique marine engine show in the country to a New England holiday tradition, Lantern Light Tours, Mystic Seaport hosts annual events year-round for sea lovers and landlubbers of all ages.
Explore the nation’s leading maritime galleries, brimming with permanent and changing exhibits that offer rare glimpses into other eras and cultures, including the acclaimed Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea, restored vessels, figureheads, ship carvings and vintage photography.
Kids and Families
Calling our youngest sailors: see, touch, explore, and climb aboard! Take part in fun indoor and outdoor activities designed just for you at the nation’s leading maritime museum.