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Mystic Seaport, Mystic
(4.4/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
The largest maritime museum in the world, Mystic Seaport is home to a collection of historical ships and boats. Along with seacraft, a re-creation of a 19th-century fishing village is one of the attraction's most popular spots. The museum is housed in 60 historical commercial buildings where traditional crafts are still made the same way they were when the town was founded. Make Mystic Seaport a centerpiece of your Mystic vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mystic trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Lantern Light Tour transports you back to Christmas Eve 1876 during a walk through the Seaport with a "resident" dressed in period costume. A different story is created each year & you follow a st...  more »
  • This is the second time we took the kids to Mystic Seaport for Halloween. Kids love it, parents love it. They set up really cool trick or treat every Halloween. Cost is $15 donation per family. They g...  more »
  • Not sure where to start with the Seaport! When we had done pre-trip research, it really didn't appeal that much to us – maybe due to the uninteresting photos posted online. My husband being a ship ent...  more »
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  • This place is very fun. You well definitely want to stay at least one while day. There's so much to do and see. Make sure to stop at the desk on the way out and get the ticket for a free day if you come back within the week. It took my family 2 while days and we still missed out on a couple of the activities. There are a ton of things to do and places to see. It was fun for the whole family. We will definitely be going back next time were in the area and we recommend it to anyone looking for something fun to do for a few days.
  • Beautiful day, beautiful weather, beautiful village and wonderful people! This nautical gem was truly worth the trip! Great seaport and shops. Wonderful local dining. It was nothing short of fantastic! We cannot wait to go back! There is so much to do for kids and adults!
  • Awesome place. Plenty to explore and see. The ships are very well preserved and you have great access. All of the different trade shops are well staffed and the people are friendly and knowledgable. Great parking (even big enough for our 32ft RV) right across the street from the main entrance. Could spend a lot of time here.
  • Great stop while in Mystic. A step back in time makes it a fun learning day for the whole family. The ships are open for exploring as are all the storefronts. A fun and educational way to spend the day.
  • If you like history this is the place to go. Tour old ships and buildings. Learn about the life of seafarers. Be sure to grab coffee from the coffee shop out front it is amazing.