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Mystic Seaport Museum to Close Temporarily March 13

Mystic, Conn. (March 12, 2020) — Mystic Seaport Museum announced today it is temporarily closing to the public beginning tomorrow, March 13, to support the State of Connecticut’s efforts to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. All programs, classes, and events during that period are also cancelled. The Museum anticipates reopening March 30, subject to further evaluation of the situation.

Steve White, president of the Museum, stated: “Out of an abundance of caution we are taking this preemptive move to close to the public to protect the health of our community and of our employees and volunteers. We have been following the precautionary measures recommended by federal and local health authorities to ensure the cleanest environment possible. While we do not know of any exposure to COVID-19 connected with the Museum, we believe a temporary closure is the proper course of action in line with Gov. Ned Lamont’s request to minimize public gatherings and encourage employees to work from home to help stop the spread of this deadly virus. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum at the conclusion of this period.”

Individuals or groups with program reservations during this time will be contacted to reschedule or process refunds.

The Museum is implementing its emergency operations protocol, and will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate additional action as necessary.

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.