"MYSTIC SEAPORT--A seafaring village" Top 5 Page for this destination Mystic by VeronicaG
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We love immersing ourselves in history! Mystic Seaport gave us an opportunity to visit a recreated seafaring village from the 1800's complete with historic buildings, period costumes, ships, carriage rides and ship building demonstrations. We climbed through the restored ships, walked the picturesque streets and dined at an old tavern for lunch.
The museum shop carried a vast quantity of nautical accessories, books, reproduction glassware and ceramics plus postcards and other souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats and mugs.
UPDATE: For special savings to Mystic Seaport AND Mystic Aquarium please see the website at www.mysticseaport.org.
Directions: Take I-95 to exit 90 onto Rt. 27 to Mystic, at the end of the ramp turn onto Rt. 27 S.
Mystic Seaport depicts a 19th century seafaring town in Connecticut. An entire town of restored buildings comprise the museum area. There are restaurants on the grounds, as well as a bake shop.
The seaport is opened Apr.-Oct. 9 am-5 pm and Nov.-Mar. 10 am-4 pm. Admission is $17.50 for adults; $15.50 for seniors,active duty military, college students with ID; for children ages 6-17 the cost is $12, 5 and under free. NOTE: half price tickets are available after 4pm. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR TICKET VALIDATED FOR A 2nd CONSECUTIVE DAY FOR FREE!
Mystic Seaport is ten miles East of New London, Connecticut and one mile on Route 27. For more details see www.mysticseaport.org.
Mystic Seaport boasts of having the largest collection of historic watercraft in the world. One of the ships, the Charles Morgan, was built in 1841 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is the last surviving wooden whaling ship. It was capable of holding a crew of 35 men and operated as a whaler until 1921.
Why did they hunt whales? Whale oil was used to keep lighthouses going, provided fuel for lamps, oiled machines in factories and was used for many other purposes.
Update on Mystic Seaport: According to Aol news (April 24,-06) several different groups of people have witnessed some sort of apparition in the lower level of the 165 year old whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan. The groups were from Massachusetts, Arizona and New York visiting within a week's time of each other.
Supposedly a man in 19th century clothing was seen working below deck, when no one was assigned to do so. This "person" had a pipe in his mouth and nodded at the people, but did not speak. It is being investigated.
- Pros:Quaint waterfront town; historic buildings; old ships!
- In a nutshell:Reminds me of New England!
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