Photography at Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Waterfront

Visitor Photography

Visitors to Mystic Seaport Museum are welcome to take photographs for non-commercial, personal use only unless otherwise posted. The use of tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks on vessels or exhibits is prohibited, as is the use of drones.

Visitors are encouraged to share their images on social media with the hashtag #mysticseaport.

News Media

News media and other professional photographers are not allowed to shoot on the grounds or in the exhibits without prior approval from the Communications Department and are not allowed on the grounds unaccompanied. Please email for more information.

Commemorative Photography

The privilege to shoot photographs on Mystic Seaport Museum grounds for individuals or groups who wish to commemorate a special occasion such as a graduation or reunion is granted on a case-by-case basis under the following terms: (Please see note at right concerning wedding photography.)

Interested parties should contact the Visitor Services Department at  or 860.572.0711 to discuss their request and schedule a shoot.

Policy revised July 2017.