Hours & Tickets
Visiting in Winter 2016
From January 2 through February 12, 2016 Mystic Seaport is open to visitors with a special focus on indoor exhibits and activities. (Please see below for hours of operation.) The buildings and exhibit galleries on the north end of the grounds, including the Planetarium, Children’s Museum, and the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan are open, as will Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern for dining. Winter visit highlights include the award-winning exhibit “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude” on temporary loan from the National Maritime Museum, London, the “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” exhibit, and the new Home Port children’s activity center.
The 19th-Century village and the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard are closed to visitors during this six-week period, however, special Winter Vessel Tours showcasing steamboat Sabino, Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II, schooner Amistad, and the Charles W. Morgan will be offered weekends from January 2 through February 7, 2016.
During this time, please park in the north parking lot (located across the street from Latitude 41º Restaurant) and enter Mystic Seaport through the Museum’s Center Entrance, which is located between the yellow Clark Greenman house and white Thomas Greenman house on Greenmanville Avenue.
Mystic Seaport is offering reduced admission during this time. Never mind the weather, it’s a great time to see the Museum at a great price!
2016 Hours of Operation
- January 1-March 25: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Presidents Day, February 15: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- March 26-October 30: Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- October 31-November 27: Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- November 28-December 23: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- December 24-25: Closed
- December 26-January 1, 2017: Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exceptions to the schedule include inclement weather and other unexpected Museum closings. In such an event, there will be an alert on www.mysticseaport.org.
If you are planning a visit to our research library, please contact the Research Desk at 860.572.5367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for hours of operation.
General admission tickets can be purchased online or at the Visitor Reception Center. Please call 860.572.5331 for group admission tickets.
Promotions & Special Offers
Free second-day admission: Each general admission ticket purchased at Mystic Seaport is good for one admission on the day of purchase. Have your ticket validated before you leave and return a second day for free within seven days.
Active duty and retired military receive group admission and membership discounts: All active duty and retired military and their accompanying family members receive the group discount rate. All memberships will receive a $10 discount.
Special needs’ visitors receive a 50% discount on admission: One additional adult attending to the special needs’ visitor will also receive a discount of 50% on admission.
Free admission on your birthday: Visit on your birthday and your admission is our gift to you! If you already receive free admission as a Museum member, bring a friend for free. Offer available to adults and children. Must present a valid photo ID or copy of birth certificate.
AAA members: Show your valid AAA card to the gate attendant when purchasing your Museum admission and receive $3 off each general admission ticket for up to four people in your party.
Special events, activities and other fees are ticketed on-grounds separately. Offers cannot be combined and are subject to change at any time. Please call 860.572.0711 with any pricing questions.