Things to see and do - Mystic
Mystic Seaport :
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Mystic Seaport : Michelin's recommendations
Located at the mouth of the Mystic River, this 17-acre complex pays homage to America's 19C maritime past. More than 60 buildings in the village house shops and businesses typically found in a 19C seaport, containing workshops where visitors can watch demonstrations of the lost art of wooden shipbuilding. A vintage steamboat and three tall ships are moored at the waterfront, including the 1841 Charles W. Morgan, a survivor of America's 19C whaling fleet. In addition, Mystic Seaport preserves more than 400 small craft-the largest collection of its kind in the world.At the Children's Museum youngsters can participate in games and shipboard activities that were popular during the sailing era. The three-story Stillman Building contains outstanding collections of ship models and scrimshaw (intricately carved whale bone and teeth) in the exhibit VOYAGES: Stories of America and the Sea; in the Wendell Building you'll find an array of painted wooden ship's figureheads, gorgeous folk-art talismans used for good fortune at sea.
- Address : 75 Greenmanville Ave USA - Mystic CT 0635506355Mystic
- Phone : (860) 572-5315
- Website : http://www.mysticseaport.org