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Spend the day exploring historic vessels, original 19th-century storefronts and dwellings, and engaging with friendly shipwrights at the seaport museum in Mystic. Visit a unique living historical setting, dedicated to preserving American maritime heritage.

Explore the 19-acre museum campus, walk through a working shipyard where carpenters combine traditional skills and modern techniques to preserve the craft of wooden shipbuilding.

See the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last remaining wooden whale ship and learn how America transformed from a nation of whale hunters to watchers. Take a stroll around the recreated village, gardens, and waterfront while learning what it was like to earn one’s living from the sea.

At the museum guests are welcome to add on activities such as sailing, cruises, and a daily planetarium shows exploring celestial navigation and other themes. Pack a picnic to enjoy, or dine at one of 3 seasonally-operated eateries.



Board the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaleship in the world
Stroll through the historic recreated village, heirloom gardens, and waterfront trades
See how the skills and techniques of traditional shipbuilding are kept alive
Enjoy state of the art exhibitions exploring connections to the sea



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