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Quaint old village
Walk through the streets of Mystic Seaport, peek in the windows and visit the ship building complex. There is so much to see! We watched a replica of the slave ship Amistad being built here.
Although Mystic is a replica of a seaport village, it was authentically constructed. I could easily imagine an old salt weaving his stories about the sea alongwith tales of pirates, as he sat outside one of the buildings.
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 90 onto Rt. 27 to Mystic, at end of ramp turn onto Rt. 27S
Fun on wheels!
Any touch that adds to the historical experience of a site certainly appeals to me. I just had to take a picture!
We got a kick of this man pedaling through town on this old fashioned bicycle. He was quite good at it as he maneuvered through the streets, avoiding collisions with people and carriages.
Address: Mystic Seaport Museum
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 90 onto Rt. 27 to mystic, at end of ramp turn onto Rt. 27 S
It was nice to be able to explore the old ships here at Mystic.
Mystic Village promotes the fact that it has a collection of almost 500 ships in different stages of restoration. There are examples of sailboats, oar, paddle boats and other types. Most of them have importance nationally or regionally, but the collection primarily highlights those crafts from the New England area.
Address: Mystic Seaport Museum
Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 90 onto Rt. 27 to Mystic, at end of ramp turn onto Rt. 27 S.
Having lived in New Jersey where there are a number of restored lighthouses guarding the shores, we seem to be drawn to these sentinels of earlier days.
The Mystic lighthouse is a replica of the Brant Point Lighthouse on Nantucket Island which was built in 1746. It was donated to Mystic Seaport Museum by Mr. and Mrs. John P. Blair.
It would seem lax not to have included a lighthouse at Mystic Seaport--I'm glad they did!
Directions: I-95 to exit 90, onto Rt. 27 to Mystic--and the end of the ramp turn onto Rt. 27S.
Riding in Style!
Most historic areas seem to have carriage rides--somehow it adds to the experience of traveling back in time!
We all thought the horse and buggy ride was fun. While we were enjoying Mystic's oldtime charm, the guide was telling us about the buildings that were preserved and maritime history! Children will especially enjoy it!
As you pass through the quaint streets and alongside the waterfront, enjoy the leisurely ride and try to imagine what a seaport town must have sounded like.
Directions: Inside Mystic Seaport
Antique calling card from my collection
It's hard to pass a pastry shop, especially when it's a recommended stop! You'll do well to pause here for a snack.
While you're visiting Mystic Seaport Museum be sure to stop at the bakery and buy something yummy! They have sweet confections that will hold you off until lunch...or maybe even dinner. They are GOOD.
Directions: Inside Mystic Seaport Museum
A scenic trip!
We chugged up the Mystic River on the steamboat Sabino. It was a leisurely boat ride!
The Sabino was built in Maine in 1908 and was used for passenger service on the Damariscatta River. We took a 1/2 hour cruise costing $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 6-17. The boat departs from the dock near the main entrance at the half hour. There is also a 90 minute cruise available.
The cruise operates from Mid-May to October 10 from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. You must have a museum admittance in order to ride the Sabino; the ride if a half hour in length.
Address: Mystic Seaport
Directions: I-95 to Exit 90 onto Rt. 27 to Mystic, at end of ramp turn onto Rt. 27S.
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