When this you see, remember me

Open through June

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 15

Presenting Mystic Seaport Museum collections items rarely shown, this exhibition charts the progress of streamlining from naval engineering through design/manufacturing, and into our everyday vocabulary. Featuring boats, outboard motors, and images from the Rosenfeld Collection, along with household objects and advertisements, it's a perfect summer exhibit.

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J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate

Opens October 5

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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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Mystic Seaport Museum launched an initiative to work toward eliminating single-use plastics on its 19-acre site on the Mystic River.

Touring the MORGAN after viewing "Death in the Ice" was an unexpected thrill. I spent nearly an hour aboard her. It was easy to imagine being aboard EREBUS or TERROR.

Chris T.

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

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, 1824-2018
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.


Open every day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting Here

Easily accessible by car, train or boat.

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