So Many Reasons to Visit Mystic Seaport: Millions of Artifacts

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, American’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport ranges across 17-acres on the Mystic Peninsula with 50 buildings and hands-on attractions, including, sailing classes, a million seafaring artifacts and historical photographs, Sabino, the oldest coal-powered steamboat in America, and a 250 year tradition of celebrating all things of the sea. From whaling history to wood carving and cooperage, Mystic Seaport is the place for those who love the sea and maritime history.

Mystic Seaport

A collection that exceeds 2 million pieces, the collection housed at Mystic Seaport is second to none for its breadth and scope. From photographs, to ship models to nautical instruments of every sort, one visit to Mystic Seaport barely scratches the surface of all that it has to offer.

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Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $24 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children under 6 are admitted free. For more information visit

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