Mary Mattingly's Open Ocean
Mary Mattingly has immersed herself in the collections vault in search of “evidence of how the sea has always challenged the rigidity of modern, terrestrial life; how its very nature permits a different tenor of creativity.”Learn More
Saltiest Dog Photo Contest
Join the competition to have your four-legged friend voted “saltiest” dog. Submit a photo of your dog at Mystic Seaport Museum now through September 22nd and return to the contest page on September 23rd to cast your vote for the “saltiest” dog.Learn More
CHARLES W. MORGAN
The CHARLES W. MORGAN is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America’s oldest commercial ship still afloat – only the USS CONSTITUTION is older.Learn More
Find Your Adventure
Climb aboard the last wooden whale ship in the world. Meet blacksmiths, coopers, printers, and shipwrights in an authentic setting. View world-class exhibitions in our five galleries. See the stars in our planetarium and take a waterfront cruise.
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