The Vikings Begin

Through September 30

Vikings have captured imaginations for generations. Experience a wealth of artifacts never before seen in America: weapons, armor, tools, and more. Here you can unearth new stories about a society we thought we knew.

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Through September 30

The Vinland Map has created controversy for 50 years. Discover for yourself what this story means about American identity.

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Through Spring 2019

Kevin Sampson/From retired cop to self-taught artist, Sampson inaugurates our Artist in Residency program in June with his found art creations. Watch him find inspiration and create across the museum.

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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.

There are books and movies aplenty about life on the high seas. What this museum adds is the impact that that life had on land… Such context is invaluable to understanding the whole story.

Kevin M, via TripAdvisor

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

Another AWESOME adventure. Viewing 3 antique ships from the inside was extraordinary, especially the advanced technology of that time period and the precise craftsmanship of the builders.

Coy, via Trip Advisor

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.

Today's Hours

The Museum is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting Here

Easily accessible by car, train or boat.

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