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Read the latest Mystic Seaport news.

Delayed Opening June 3

Due to an unexpected shut down of the water supply to most of the campus for a water main repair on Route 27, the Museum will delay opening Wednesday, June 3, until 12:30 p.m. 

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AAM Honors Museum with Sustainability Award

Mystic Seaport Museum is one of four museums in the country to be recognized with a 2020 Sustainability Excellence Award, presented by the American Alliance of Museums.

CHARLES W. MORGAN at Mystic Seaport Museum

The Museum is Open

The Museum is pleased to announce that it is open to the public. This is the start of a gradual return to regular operation and for the initial weeks visitors will be able to access only the outdoors portion of the grounds.

Event Updates

Although we do not know when we will be able to reopen, we are making decisions now about upcoming programs and events.

The architect's rendering of the proposed Delamar Mystic Hotel's north side as seen from the river. (Credit: Beinfield Architects)

Hotel Project Delay

Mystic Seaport Museum announced today the Greenwich Hospitality Group will delay for one year construction of the new Delamar Mystic Hotel until spring of 2022.

Our Business Goes On

We recently had to make the difficult and upsetting decision to reduce our workforce. This move was taken only as a last resort to preserve our ability to reopen to the public when this crisis has passed.

Vessels at Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum has more than 500 watercraft in its collection. While the larger vessels are well-known among the visitors, there are other vessels along the Museum’s waterfront that are lesser known. Here are six of those watercraft.

Shooting Lunars at Mystic Seaport Museum

Telling time by lunar distances, the angle from the Sun to the Moon in the most common case, is an extension of one of the oldest methods of telling time: reading the phase of the Moon.