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In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$$ see below
Category:Daytrips
Other Ideas: Norman Rockwell Museum; Children's Museum of New Hampshire; Museum of Natural History & Planetarium; Dinosaur Dome Park; Newport Mansions

mystic seaport photoA stroll through Mystic Seaport provides a glimpse of life, from blacksmithing to whaling, in an authentic 19th century seafaring village. Along the way, you'll spy any number of the living museum's fleet of more than 500 different vessels. Including 'The Brilliant' which is a vessel not to miss.

Mystic Seaport is the largest and most comprehensive maritime museum in North America. Here you can sail or row exact replicas of our traditional wooden boats, cruise in our antique steamboat, participate in formal classes, ride a horse-drawn carriage, star gaze in our planetarium, or spend the day climbing aboard ships or just meandering along beautiful riverfront gardens.

The range of activities takes place within a 40-acre property that houses the Collections Research Center, graduate and undergraduate campuses and more than one million artifacts, many of them the only surviving examples of their kind.

Together, all of these experiences make Mystic Seaport a very special place to spend time with friends and family.

About the Vessel Brilliant:
Docked by itself at LIghthouse Point, this 62-foot wooden, two-masted schooner, built in 1932, is far more than beautiful classic boat to see. It's also a renowned sailing school offering groups of adults and teenagers a unique, firsthand opportunity to learn about the sea by going there.

Throughout the day, you might learn things like how to tie a slipknot, help out in the galley or polish brass, and glean lots of other nautical knowledge from Captain Moffett, skipper of the ship since 1983.

The Brilliant takes teens on five-day cruises to Newport, Sag Harbor, and other stops along the southern coast of New England in July and August; four day adult sojourns run from May to June and September to October. Family, individual and private group bookings are also available.

Hours:

Mystic Seaport is open daily, year-round except Christmas Day
The Museum is open 9:00 to 5:00 from April through October, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November through March.

Admission Rates:
Adult Admission $17
Youth Admission $9 (ages 6-12)
Youth 5 and under are free
Group Admission options (please see the Group Admission page)

Validated tickets to Mystic Seaport are good for two consecutive days.

Hours and prices are subject to change without notice.

Family Memberships:
Please note that Family Memberships start at $60 and offer free admission for an entire year. Combined with 10 percent discounts on all shopping at museum stores and meals at the Seamen's Inne, this is often the best price option for visiting families.

Directions:
Mystic Seaport is about 10 miles east of New London in southeastern Connecticut.

From Boston South on Route 95:
Exit 90
Turn left at end of ramp onto Route 27 South
Proceed approximately one mile.
Pass North Parking lot on left (opposite Seamen's Inne)
Mystic Seaport South Parking is second lot on your left and opposite the main entrance Visitor Center. This lot provides the easiest access point to the Museum.

From New York City North on Route 95:
Exit 90
From right lane, turn right at the light onto Route 27 South
Proceed approximately one mile.
Pass North Parking lot on left (opposite Seamen's Inne)
Mystic Seaport South Parking is second lot on your left and opposite the main entrance Visitor Center. This lot provides the easiest access point to the Museum.

By Train or Bus:
Amtrak trains serve Mystic daily from New York and Boston on a limited schedule. Bus, ferry and air service is available to and from nearby points.

Dockage:
Dockage is available at the Museum for visiting yachts. Advanced reservations are recommended.

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Tickets & Admission Rates

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www.mysticseaport.org

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Route 27, Mystic, CT map
Phone: (860) 572-5323

From Hartford, Conn.
1.Route 2 East to Route 11 South
2.Left onto Route 82
3.Right onto Route 85
4.Route 85 to Interstate 95 North.
5.Interstate 95 to Exit 90.
6.Turn right at the exit, Mystic Seaport is one mile south on Route 27.
7.Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.
From Boston and Points Traveling South on I-95
1.Take Exit 90 off I-95.
2.Turn left at end of ramp onto Route 27 South.
3.Proceed approximately one mile.
4.Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.
From New York City and Points Traveling North on I-95
1.Take Exit 90 off I-95.
2.From right lane, turn right onto Route 27 South.
3.Proceed approximately one mile.
4.Parking for Mystic Seaport is on the left.

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