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Nautical Nightmares

October 13 - October 29

PLEASE NOTE: Sunday night’s performances are cancelled due to the expected heavy rain, wind and potential flooding. If you purchased tickets for Sunday night, Mystic Seaport will contact you and process your refund. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join us for an evening of thrills, haunts, and mad science gone awry with Nautical Nightmares: A Creature Among Us, inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” In this frightening theatrical, you’ll meet a mad scientist, his haunted creation, and a troupe of terrified town folk, with four spine-chilling scenes of murder, mayhem, science, and suspense!

Each performance of Nautical Nightmares is an approximately one hour tour that covers half a mile of uneven terrain including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the show. Because performances occur in all weather conditions, we strongly recommend the use of seasonal outerwear and appropriate shoes.

Performances of Nautical Nightmares require a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Elements of the show can be frightening and are not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age, or the faint of heart. Advance registration is required. Tour size is limited to 18 tickets.

Mystic Seaport is proud to partner with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut in a Halloween candy drive. To join our efforts and help make every child’s Halloween sweet, bring a bag of Halloween candy to the Visitor Reception Center where Nautical Nightmare performances begin. All donated candy will be given to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, which will distribute it to their youth partner programs.