Legacy Giving


By making an endowment gift now or as a part of your estate you give a perpetual asset to the Museum – delivering vital funding each year to support your favorite Museum programs.

Never Stop Inspiring Future Generations

More than one third of the Mystic Seaport Museum endowment is dedicated to supporting the direct costs of our education and youth training programs. Every year, we engage directly with more than 50,000 students through a broad and diverse range of programs from school group visits, summer camps, sail education, the Williams Mystic Maritime Studies Program undergraduate semester and the summer Munson Institute for graduate education. Education endowment helps make that possible. Through an endowment gift, your philanthropy will continue to inspire lifelong learners well beyond your lifetime.

Mystic Seaport Museum Will Endure For Future Generations as a Result of Your Actions Today

Building endowment to support exhibitions ensures the permanent success of the Museum’s special exhibitions program. The decision to build one’s legacy through the endowment of Mystic Seaport
Museum is like planting an apple tree that will grow over time, delivering vital support on your behalf well beyond the foreseeable future.

Your Gifts Can Last Forever

A gift of $100,000 or more enables you to create a named endowment and specify a program to receive perpetual support. It will deliver
$5,000 in annual support to a program of your choice.
You can help keep the world of wooden boats accessible to the public and the craft of restoring wooden vessels alive.
A gift of $50,000 toward permanent unrestricted endowment can generate $2,500 in annual support toward vital operating costs – including:

• Shipyard and Watercraft
• G.W. Blunt White Library
• Educational programs
• Exhibitions
• Gardens and horticulture
• Seafaring Village
• Professional staff