Lantern Light Tours

Weekends in December

Join us for an evening of seasonal surprises with "Finding Your Place." Set on Christmas Eve 1876, the play offers small windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural.

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When this you see, remember me

Opens January 2019

Drawing on thousands of portraits in the Museum collection by local photographers Edward Scholfield and George Tingley, this exhibit brings us face-to-face with those who walked the Mystic streets before us.

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Kevin Sampson: Artist in Residence

Through Spring 2019

From retired cop to renowned artist, Kevin Sampson inaugurates our Artist in Residency program with his found art creations. Visit the C.D. Mallory gallery to see the breathtaking result of his Mystic inspiration.

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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.

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

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

Had the great pleasure of taking my wife and 2 daughters, age 10 and 11, to Mystic. WHAT A BLAST. I was afraid my daughters would get bored being at a "museum" ... boy was I wrong. 5 HOURS LATER, I had to drag them out. Can't say enough about the experience. The entire staff is friendly, knowledgeable and so eager to help. Looking forward to our next visit already!!

David, 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, 1824-2001
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.


Open Thursday–Sunday from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. (Closed Mon.–Wed.)

December 26-31: Open Daily, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Getting Here

Easily accessible by car, train or boat.

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