Demonstrations & Performances

Watch as Museum Interpreters set a sail.

Our historical interpreters exhibit a wide range of skills that truly bring Mystic Seaport to life. Listen as chanteymen perform music of the sea and see interpreters demonstrate maritime skills. Watch as our special demonstration squad shows you how the U.S. Life-Saving Service rescued sailors from a damaged ship, how to properly set the sails on a square-rigged ship, and more. Interact with costumed roleplayers who stroll Museum grounds and take part in an theatrical performance that depicts what it was like to be a young person at sea.