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Ultimate Guide to the Mystic Seaport Museum

What is it?

The Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum is a great place to visit if you're looking to learn about ship and sea history. Bring the whole family to explore exhibits, buy souvenirs and go on a boat tour.

Mystic Seaport history starts with three Mystic, Connecticut residents who wanted to preserve a historic shipbuilding area. Thanks to various donations and the support of the community, Mystic Seaport (CT) turned into what it is today. Learn more about the history of the museum here

What can I do there?

Some of the things you can do there include:

Tour the Mystic Seaport village

See actual trade shops and businesses from the 1800s in the village of the Seaport Museum Mystic. Travel back in time and experience the world of New England!

Take pictures in front of the shipyard and other Mystic Seaport exhibits

The Mystic Seaport shipyard has actual ships floating on a Mystic harbor. Take photographs of yachts by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, a 12-foot Beetle Cat, a whaleboat from the 1920s, the last wooden whaleship in the world and other historic Mystic Seaport landmark vessels.

Other gorgeous exhibits you'll see include artwork, figureheads, carvings, navigation tools and more.

Attend Mystic Seaport events

The Mystic Seaport children's museum often has events going on. Some of the upcoming events for 2021 are:

  • Aug. 20: The WoodenBoat Show (Mystic Seaport Boat Building - Wood)
  • Aug. 21: New England Food Truck Fests
  • Aug. 28: Arts on the Quad
  • Sept. 18: Wood Identification Workshop
  • Dec. 4 (subject to change): Lantern Light Village (Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tour)

Visit the gift shop

The Mystic Seaport Museum store sells unique items like Charles W. Morgan coasters, Clipper Ship pilsner glasses, harmonica necklaces, necklace telescopes, books, water bottles and more. If you're looking to take home a souvenir, then visit the Mystic Seaport store!

What are the Mystic Seaport hours?

Mystic Seaport Museum hours: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mystic Museum hours may vary if you're trying to visit during a holiday.

How can I navigate the area?

You can use the Mystic Seaport Museum map to find your way around.

How much are Mystic Seaport tickets?

Tickets cost around $26 for adults, $24 for seniors, $22 for youth (ages 13 to 17) and $20 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Children of and under the age of 3 years old get in free.

You can also join the Mystic Seaport membership. Pay an annual fee of $74 and have unlimited admission all year long. Buy your tickets or membership here.
Is there a Mystic Seaport discount?

In the past, the museum offered free entry for essential workers. For 2021, between July 1 and September 6, Connecticut residents' children who are under 18 years old get in free. 

Where is Mystic Seaport located?

The museum is located at 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT. You can get Mystic Seaport directions from the Google Map down below. Have other questions? Give the museum a call at (860) 572-0711.


Wow. So much to see and be involved in. From harbor tours, historic boats, shipyard, sailing stuff and a museum. They had a section on whaling that was incredibly detailed and real. So many buildings with filled with maritime history. Loved it
Nick Barakat from Google Reviews
Facilities are sparkling clean, lots of history to explore. The Galley restaurant offers basic lunch with bathrooms aplenty. There is an option to cruise around the waterfront to see a unique side of the museum. Nearly all of the museum is open to the public right up to 6pm, an hour after the exhibits close.
SSNorway97 from Google Reviews
Incredible recreation of an old-time fishing village, beautifully situated on the water with activities for the children. This is a must-visit in any trip to Mystic.
Andrew V from TripAdvisor

Visit the museum today

The Mystic Seaport Connecticut museum is a great place to learn about the history of ships and the culture of Mystic, CT. Stay at the Mermaid Inn of Mystic to have easy access to attractions like this one today!