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May 2016

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

May 15, 2016 - November 1, 2017
David Monteiro, Stormy Seas, Oil 12 x 16

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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February 2017

Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure

February 3, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Artwork by Nikki McClure

"Life in Balance" is an exhibition of of original papercuts, each made by cutting a single black piece of paper with an X-ACTO knife, that represent the artist’s singular vision of life at the edge of the Salish Sea in Washington State.

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March 2017

Rosenfeld: On Land and On Sea

March 4 - September 24
Misses Beiderhase and Milholland, 1912. Shot in New York City, May 4, 1912. Image of two women suffragists wearing banners. The woman on the left standing, is Josephine Beiderhase. The woman on the right seated on a horse carrying an American flag is Inez Milholland. (Mystic Seaport Rosenfeld Collection ANN.1984.187.6818)

A surprising look at the lives of women in the 20th century from the Museum's Rosenfeld Collection.

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April 2017

America and the Sea Exhibition and Sale

April 29 - September 17

The Maritime Gallery begins its 2017 season with a show offering visions of the American spirit through the sea.

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June 2017

Lighthouses, Cottages & Wildlife Aboard ENCORE

June 7 - June 25
ENCORE

Take a private cruise aboard the classic motor yacht ENCORE around Fishers Island Sound.

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Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 20 - June 24

Artists can be found on the grounds of the Mystic Seaport capturing the shifting light along the Mystic River.

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Plein Air Painters Exhibition & Sale

June 24 - September 17

The Maritime Gallery's latest show will present original art of the Museum grounds and environs.

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America’s Cup Regatta

June 24

Join us for an afternoon of racing aboard a classic America’s Cup 12 Meter yacht in Newport, R.I.

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 30 - July 2
WoodenBoat Show

See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show Friday through Sunday, June 30-July 2, 2017. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

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Small Craft Workshop

June 30 - July 2
Small Craft Workshop

Share your small craft with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

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Tour Draken Harald Hårfagre

June 30 - September 4
DRAKEN HARALD HARFAGRE at Mystic Seaport

From June 30 to September 4, 2017, the ship will be open for guided tours.

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Stan Grayson Book Signing

June 30

Join us in the Maritime Bookstore as we host a booksigning by Stan Grayson for his new book, "A Man for all Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World."

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Jonathan White: Tides – The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

June 30

Kick off The WoodenBoat Show weekend at Mystic Seaport with our Members’ Only presentation by author Jonathan White, who is featured in the July/August issue of WoodenBoat Magazine. The presentation and book signing will be held in the Masin Room of the Thompson Exhibition Building on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come hear about Jonathan’s journey across the globe to learn about the science and the spirit of ocean tides. He will discuss his experiences with old…

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Stars Over Mystic: Star Lore

June 30

We invite you to join us as we kick off our "Stars Over Mystic" series with a look at the night sky through diverse lenses.

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July 2017

Jonathan White Book Signing

July 1

Join Jonathan White in the Maritime Bookstore as he signs copies of his book, "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean."

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Book signing: DRAKEN Captain Bjorn Ahlander

July 1

Meet DRAKEN HARALD HARFAGRE Captain Bjorn Ahlander, at a book signing from 2-3 p.m., Saturday, July 1, in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Book signing: “Herreshoff: American Masterpieces”

July 1
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join Maynard Bray and Ben Mendlowitz, authors of "Herreshoff: American Masterpieces," for a book signing during The WoodenBoat Show.

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Book Signing with Paul Krantz

July 2

Paul S. Krantz, Jr. will visit the Museum Store to sign copies of Riding the Wild Ocean: The Circumnavigation of Cape Cod in a 18-Foot Sloop, and Other Adventures.

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876! An exciting morning of boat races on the river and military exercises with the “boys in blue” culminates in an old-fashioned spelling bee for children. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors on the Village Green at noon and then cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. sharp. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade. A rousing 1876 Independence…

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Summer Music Sundays

July 9 - August 27

Enjoy free after-hours admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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Arts on the Quad: Rockspring

July 12

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Stars Over Mystic: Rediscovering Pluto

July 14
Treworgy Planetarium

Tonight is the two-year anniversary of the New Horizons Pluto flyby , we will look back to see how much we've learned!

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Ledge Lighthouse Tour

July 15

Come walk in the footsteps of lighthouse keepers and learn about the history and current preservation efforts of Ledge Light.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

July 17 - July 20

Learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction using our historic printing presses.

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Arts on the Quad: Flock Theatre presents The Tempest

July 19
Flock Logo

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 22 - July 23

Every year some of the most outstanding boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.

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Arts on the Quad: Rock & Soul Revue

July 26

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Stars Over Mystic: The Search for Exoplanets

July 28
Treworgy Planetarium

In February, NASA made the ground-breaking announcement that a star called Trappist-1 has SEVEN "Earth-like" planets orbiting around it.

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Exhibition: Art of Rowing

July 29 - September 17

We look forward to welcoming patrons, art collectors, and rowing enthusiasts to the Gallery for this special themed exhibit.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

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August 2017

Members’ Only: Plum Island Trip (SOLD OUT)

August 2

Join Mystic Seaport for this rare opportunity to tour Plum Island, N.Y., the federal animal disease research center located off the northeastern tip of Long Island.

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Arts on the Quad: M Shanghai 

August 2

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 4 - August 6
Model Yacht Regatta

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera 

August 9

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Stars Over Mystic: The Great American Eclipse

August 11
Treworgy Planetarium projector

On August 21, a wondrous total solar eclipse will arc across the US - learn how to safely enjoy this rare, unique occurrence.

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