Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport features a working preservation shipyard, a re-created 19th-century seafaring village, exhilarating exhibits and a planetarium. Visitors can also get out on the water and explore the historic Mystic River from mid-May through mid-October.
The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center (CRC) at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world with access to the museum's renowned archives, via the Internet and integrated databases. Artifacts at the CRC include more than 500 historic vessels, two million examples of maritime art, artifacts, tools, buildings, imprints and other documents, photographs, 1,000 ships registers, 600 audiotaped oral history interviews, 200 videotaped interviews, and 1.5 million feet of historic and contemporary maritime-related footage.
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation's foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models.
Dining options at Mystic Seaport include the Museum's Cafe & Bake Shop, the Galley Restaurant, Spouter's Tavern (seasonal) and Latitude 41° Restaurant, which offers waterfront dining.
Mystic Seaport is open year-round though hours of operation vary depending on the season. Please check www.mysticseaport.org/visit for operating hours.