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Mystic Seaport Nautical Nightmares

October 11, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Mystic Seaport Nautical Nightmares

Embark on an adventure through the faerie realm and explore the sinister side of Irish folklore! Experience Nautical Nightmares at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

Mystic Seaport Nautical Nightmares will take place October 11-12, 18-20, and 25-27. Tours will be hosted from 6 to 10 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

About this year’s Nautical Nightmares: the author writes: “Embark on an adventure through the faerie realm and explore the sinister side of Irish folklore. A banshee has taken up residence on Mystic’s wharfs, and the villagers demand an end to her shenanigans! However, this is easier said than done when the town is inhabited by all manner of eccentric folk – mortal and otherwise.”

Inspiration for this year’s Nautical Nightmares, Wake of the Banshee, is founded in the depths of Irish, Scottish, and English folklore, pulling reference from the works of Yeats, Shakespeare, and other collected cultural whisperings regarding the mischievously mysterious “fair-folk”.


Members: $24. Non-Members: $28
Youth Members: $19. Youth Non-Members: $24

Call 860-572-0711 to purchase tickets or online

Parental advisory— this event is intended for ages 12 and older.

Each performance of Nautical Nightmares is an approximately one-hour tour that covers a 1/3 – 1/2 mile of uneven terrain including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the show. Because performances occur in all weather conditions, we strongly recommend the use of seasonal outerwear and appropriate shoes.

Performances of Nautical Nightmares require a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Elements of the show can be frightening and are not recommended for children under 12 years of age, or the faint of heart. Each tour is limited to 18 people. Pre-registration is encouraged as tours may fill quickly and tickets at the door cannot be guaranteed on demand.


October 11, 2019
October 27, 2019
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT 06355
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