When this you see, remember me
Drawing on thousands of portraits in the Museum collection by local photographers Everett Scholfield and George Tingley, this exhibit brings us face-to-face with those who walked the Mystic streets before us.Learn More
Streamlined: From Hull to Home
Mystic Seaport Museum delves into its collections to surface stories of design, engineering and style of the 20th century. Using the broad scope of the “streamline” phase in design history (1930s), the Museum will highlight 50 years of watercraft, engines, Rosenfeld photographs, and plans and drawings.Learn More
J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate
Mystic Seaport Museum, in partnership with Tate, London, will host a major monographic exhibition devoted to the watercolors of one Britain’s greatest painters: J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Mystic Seaport Museum will be the only North American venue for the exhibition.Learn More
Death in the Ice
The Franklin Expedition is a tragic story of Arctic exploration and death and one of the most enduring mysteries of maritime history – a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. See more than 200 artifacts. Through April 28.
Death in the Ice is brilliant. It was quite emotional with the recreated graves of Torrington, Braine, and Hartnell. There’s also a fantastic animated map that shows how the Passage was charted over the different expeditions. We spent a couple hours there, and I’d honestly like to go see it again.
I have been many times as a child, and just spent 2 days in Mystic and at the Seaport with my own children, ages 5 and 3. We had the best time. Great activities for the kids and adults. Time and money well spent - educational, different, uplifting, and interesting.
Great family experience! My kids loved touring the boats, candle making, boat building and blacksmith welding with Bill. The views are amazing and most of staff was excellent. Highly recommend!
The buildings were beautiful and it was easy to imagine I'd gone back in time. I enjoyed the demonstrations and heartfelt answers from the staff who clearly are where they are meant to be in the world.
Had the great pleasure of taking my wife and 2 daughters, age 10 and 11, to Mystic. WHAT A BLAST. I was afraid my daughters would get bored being at a "museum" ... boy was I wrong. 5 HOURS LATER, I had to drag them out. Can't say enough about the experience. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and so eager to help. Looking forward to our next visit already!!
Explore the Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum is an experience. With ongoing activities, events and exhibitions there’s always something to do. Did you know the Museum also has a world-class collection of fascinating maritime art and objects? Learn about the collection and the research being done at the Museum.Learn More