When this you see, remember me

Open through mid-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

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 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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Immerse Yourself

Mystic Seaport Museum strives to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.

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

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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.


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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