Press Room

Boats on Mystic River

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Photo Requests

Mystic Seaport Museum has a wide range of images available for media use in connection with editorial coverage of the Museum. The photos below are available for download here. Please email with specific requests. For historic images or images of items in our collections, please email,

Thompson Exhibition Building

The recently completed Thompson Exhibition Building is the final component of a comprehensive re-envisioning of the north end of the grounds to enhance the Museum’s capacity for indoor exhibitions.

The Charles W. Morgan

Built and launched in 1841 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Charles W. Morgan is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. The whaleship came to Mystic Seaport Museum in November 1941 and more than 20 million visitors have walked her decks since her arrival. After an extensive restoration, the Morgan sailed on her 38th Voyage during the summer of 2014.