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Exhibit

Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers

On display in the "Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” exhibition are more than 100 whaling-related artifacts, images, and documents, including logbooks, photographs, scrimshaw, ship models, and souvenirs, as well as moving images, oral histories, and sound recordings. Some of the artifacts and images have recently been added to the collection and are on public display for the first time.

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Event

Lantern Light Tours

For the 40th Anniversary of the Museum’s Lantern Light Tours, tour-goers will immediately recognize the influences of that most Victorian of Christmas tales, Charles Dickens’s 1843 "A Christmas Carol."

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Competition

Watercolor Competition

Start Submitting: Submit your original watercolor painting now through November 22 for a chance to win our Watercolor Competition, Inspired by J.M.W. Turner. Adults and children are welcome to enter!

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Find Your Adventure

Climb aboard the last wooden whaleship in the world. Meet blacksmiths, coopers, printers, and shipwrights in an authentic setting. View world-class exhibitions in our five galleries and see the stars in our Planetarium.

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?

Matthew S., via Facebook

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.

Jon, via TripAdvisor

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
520
Watercraft, 1824-2018
1,100
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


Tickets

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

Hours

Open every day
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Getting Here

Easily accessible by car, train or boat.

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