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MYSTIC SEAPORT is admittedly a tourist attraction... but one that is done very well. It's educational while entertaining. The various buildings house a barrel shop, a blacksmith, a ship's chandellry, and many more early trades.
Pictured here is the Charles W. Morgan, a Whaling Ship which was restored and re-floated by the preservationists at Mystic Seaport. Visitors can walk all over it and question the volunteer guides.
Mystic Seaport can be reached off Rte. 95 in Connecticut...about a half hour from the Rhode Island state line.
If you ever have a chance to do an evening where you learn to cook on an open fire... and enjoy the dinner in an early American home... whether it is in Mystic or elsewhere... seize the opportunity. It's as if you stepped into another world. It's entertaining, educational and delicious!
We signed up for a cooking class held in an 18th century home... and "taught" or hosted by two very experienced guides in costume. The limit is about 12 people per class...because of space and seating at the table. What a great night that was! My husband still talks about it. We tried cooking on our own old fireplace and brick oven... but afraid we are still in the amateur class.
We went to Mystic for an open hearth cooking class. Two women run the class and help everyone to be involved in the... more travel advice
The guides at Mystic Seaport are really knowledgeable and helpful. They talk about how the men processed the whales at... more travel advice
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