Historic Vessels


Climb Aboard Another Era

Even the most confirmed landlubbers will be transformed into savvy sea dogs after boarding one of the many historic vessels at Mystic Seaport Museum. From the world’s sole surviving wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, to the last example of early 20th-century New England fishing vessels, the L.A. Dunton, these vessels offer a glimpse of long-past seafaring days.

And you can do a lot more than just look. Take a cruise along the Mystic River on a historic vessel. Help set a sail on board the full-rigged 1882 training ship Joseph Conrad and participate in our ever-popular Dead Horse Ceremony. Find yourself at Brilliant’s helm for a hands-on sailing experience aboard a classic yacht.

The watercraft collection at Mystic Seaport Museum is the largest of its kind in the United States and includes four National Historic Landmark vessels: the Morgan, Dunton, Sabino and Emma C. Berry. Come see and climb aboard our collection of historic vessels that span both time and culture.