Mystic, Connecticut: For the Nautical Enthusiast

Mystic, Connecticut is a New England village on the Mystic River. It has no independent government because Connecticut never recognized it as a municipal city. Still, it is thriving and captivated by historical sites and views, a perfect place to visit—especially for those interested in all things oceanic.

Here are a few sites you can’t miss while at Mystic:

Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea

This is a nautical experience and the largest maritime museum in the world. With ships and boats and historical buildings, the Mystic Seaport holds a collection of precisely restored history for viewing pleasure. It holds the single largest collection of maritime photos in the world with images of onboard, shipyard, and waterfront scenes. The museum also holds a collection of other arts and objects, books, film and video, maps and charts, manuscripts, and more.

The museum is affordable and exciting for all ages. Tickets do not exceed $25, and last-hour admission is 50% off.

Charles W. Morgan

Known as “The Lucky Ship,” the Charles W. Morgan is part of the Mystic Seaport of Mystic, Connecticut. It is the last of an American whaling flee. After an 80-year whaling career, the Morgan embarked on 37 voyages with most lasting three years. Here you can explore her history and learn even more about her voyages, adventures, and the restoration and reservation of the Charles W. Morgan.

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

At this aquarium, guests get more than just a view of aquatic wildlife. At Mystic Aquarium, guests get close encounters with incredible fish and aquatic animals, touch rays, feel the splash of a beluga whale, come face to face with a penguin, and travel the five extreme habitats of the ocean.

With several rotating exhibits, this aquarium is refreshed each visit and is perfect for the family.

About the Author: Olivia is a guest contributor from Stonecroft Inn, a bed and breakfast near Mystic, Connecticut.

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