Mystic Seaport
50 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 - 0990
(860) 572 0711 -- 572-5309 (Adult Groups) -- 572-5331 (groups) ext. 331 groups

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Just about everyone has probably heard of this outstanding seaport museum village. Occupying 17 acres along the Mystic River, the Seaport contains tall ships, a complex of historic buildings, a preservation shipyard, planetarium, and many exhibit buildings.

Stepping back into the 19th century, visitors can see actual restoration work being done on the ships, and craftsmen practicing their skills. With over 160 activities each year, the Seaport is alive with programs for individuals, families and groups. Just a few of these include Tours, Workshops, Exhibits, Symposia, Clambakes, Sail Education, Schooner Cruises, and Antique Boat Rendezvous. Plan a long day here, at least. You will not want to leave!

School Programs consist of 90-minute long Highlight Tours or Thematic Study Programs. The Tours can be general in nature or focus on a particular aspect of the Seaport such as Whaling, Fishing, or 19th-century Coastal Community Life. The Study Programs take 3 hours and are designed to involve the students in 19th century experiences and small hands-on activities. Five major themes are available. Programs are adaptable for all grades.

For grades 4 - 12, Overnight Programs involve groups of 20 - 40 students in a number of hands-on activities and programs while staying aboard the square-rigged ship Joseph Conrad.

Hours: Generally open mid-spring through fall, daily 9am - 5pm. Days and hours may vary throughout the colder months -- call to before visiting or see the official website linked above.




Children 6 - 17


Seniors (65+) & Students with ID


Children under 6




Have your ticket validated before you leave so you'll be able to return for the next two consecutive days. Call for information on a Mystic Pass, which offers a combined admission discount to the Aquarium and Mystic Seaport plus other benefits.

Groups: 10 or more people.

Adult Group per person

$20.00 with advance reservation

Student/Youth per person

$11.50, including 1 chaperone per 5 students. Additonal adults $19.00 each.

Group Reservations: At least 8 weeks in advance. If you have your heart set on a particular program, reserve earlier.

Lunch: Restaurant and refreshments available on grounds. Picnic areas.

Handicapped Access: Accessible.

Directions: I-95 north into Connecticut. Take exit 90 and proceed 1 mile south, following Seaport signs. Park in lots on left. About 3 hours from George Washington Bridge.

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