Historic Vessels

The 1841 whaleship CHARLES W. MORGAN at Mystic Seaport.

Please Note: From January 2 through February 12, 2016 all of the Museum’s historic vessels, except for the Charles W. Morgan, are closed to visitors. Special Winter Vessel Tours showcasing the Morgan, steamboat Sabino, Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II, and schooner Amistad will be offered weekends from January 2 through February 7, 2016. For complete information about the winter 2016 schedule at Mystic Seaport, please read this news story on our website.

Climb Aboard Another Era

Even the most confirmed landlubbers will be transformed into savvy sea dogs after boarding one of the many historic vessels at Mystic Seaport. From the world’s sole surviving wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, to the last example of early 20th-century New England fishing vessels, the L.A. Dunton, these vessels offer a glimpse of long-past seafaring days.

And you can do a lot more than just look. Take a cruise along the Mystic River. Help set a sail onboard the full-rigged 1882 training ship Joseph Conrad and participate in our ever-popular Dead Horse Ceremony. Find yourself at Brilliant’s helm for a hands-on sailing experience aboard a classic yacht.

The watercraft collection at Mystic Seaport is the largest of its kind in the United States and includes four National Historic Landmark vessels: the Morgan, the Dunton, the Sabino and the Emma C. Berry. Come see and climb aboard our collection of historic vessels that span both time and culture.