Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers
On display in the "Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” exhibition are more than 100 whaling-related artifacts, images, and documents, including logbooks, photographs, scrimshaw, ship models, and souvenirs, as well as moving images, oral histories, and sound recordings. Some of the artifacts and images have recently been added to the collection and are on public display for the first time.Learn More
Shake off that cabin fever with three days of winter fun at our annual Ice Festival! Bundle up and celebrate the great outdoors in New England, then warm up in one of our many cozy indoor spaces. There will be special programs, including winter games and crafts, film screenings of the movie “Mr. Turner,” music, a fire pit, and winter working dogs – and other entertainments that both children and adults will enjoy.Learn More
Charles W. Morgan
During the winter season, the Museum’s crown jewel is open, the 1841 CHARLES W. MORGAN, America’s oldest commercial ship still afloat and the last wooden whaleship in the world. Welcome to walk her decks.Learn More
Find Your Adventure
Climb aboard the last wooden whaleship in the world. View world-class exhibitions in our galleries and see the stars in our Planetarium.
If you love boats and ships this is the place to go. My favorite thing is you can go to the boathouse and rent a rowboat or sailboat and cruise around the harbor. How many museums let you play with their toys?
Had a wonderful, full day exploring the old ships. The volunteers were knowledgeable and enjoyed telling stories about the ships' history, and the restoration work. Also got a peek at the Mayflower II being refurbished.
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!
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