When this you see, remember me

Opens January 19, 2019

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.

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Streamlined: From Hull to Home

Opens June 7, 2019

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.

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J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

Opens October 2019

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.

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What is Mystic Seaport Museum?

Mystic Seaport Museum brings to life the joy of discovery and our need for connection. Our interactive campus is a portal into an unexpected, authentic world, inspiring an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.

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.

Jillian P., New Hampshire

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.

Heather, via Facebook

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!

Tara, via Facebook

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.

Rileigh, via Trip Advisor

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!!

David, via Facebook

Explore the Museum

On the Water

Ships hold our desire for adventure, escape, and a life beyond the horizon. Get on board.

Places to Go

The sea tells the story of our past, present, and future. Come and see.

Things to Do

Immerse yourself in real experience that you can feel, hear and smell.

1.3 Million
Photographs in the collection
Watercraft, 1824-2001
Nautical Instruments

Collection Facts

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.

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Where We Are


Purchase your ticket today to start your adventure at Mystic Seaport Museum.


Museum: Open Thursday–Sunday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

“Death in the Ice”: Open Daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Thompson Exhibition Building)

Getting Here

Easily accessible by car, train or boat.

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