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Mystic Connecticut & Seaport Maritime Museum
Visit the Museum of America and the Sea
Enjoy a fully guided Mystic Connecticut tour as part of our exclusive New England vacation by Caravan Tours.
Caravan guests are treated to an afternoon visit to the nation’s leading maritime museum. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this 19-acre property and climb aboard some of the oldest and rarest wooden ships and early fishing vessels.
A visit to the Mystic Seaport Museum is included on Caravan’s guided New England Tour. You’ll be transported back in time to the 19th-century charm of this historic Maritime seafaring village.
Enjoy a Mystic Connecticut Tour with Caravan Tours
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World-Renowned Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut features exhibit halls, a research center, historical interpreters, hands-on activities, and special events throughout the year.
Founded in 1929, the maritime museum features a recreated 19th century coastal village, a working shipyard, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities.
The Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum holds a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Travelers Choice Award for 2021 and is the #1 rated thing to do in Mystic CT. Follow @mysticseaportmuseum on Instagram!
Where is Mystic Seaport Museum Located?
After a relaxing afternoon drive from Newport Rhode Island, Caravan guests get to enjoy a Mystic Connecticut tour. It takes just over an hour to reach Mystic and before you know it, you will be transported from Newport’s extravagant mansions to Mystic’s 19th-century maritime seafaring village. Mystic Museum is the “Museum of America and the Sea” and is located at 75 Greenmanville Avenue in Mystic, CT.
Mystic Seaport Museum Exhibits
Exhibitions at Mystic Seaport feature both permanent and rotating exhibits that are designed to give visitors a glimpse of the sea through the eras. Restored commercial vessels and fishing boats, figureheads, ship carvings, and vintage photography are all incorporated into the exhibits offering unique perspectives of early seafaring America.
Vessels and Ships at Mystic Seaport
Climb aboard one of the impressively tall wooden ships at Mystic Seaport and imagine for yourself what it would have been like to be a sailor traveling the wide-open blue ocean. Mystic Seaport is home to the largest collection of watercraft of its kind in the United States, including:
- Charles W. Morgan – This is the only remaining wooden whaleship in the world.
- L.A. Dunton – The early 20th century New England fishing vessel.
- Sabino – A small wooden, coal-fired steamboat from 1908.
- Emma C. Berry – One of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in America.
These four ships are National Historic Landmark vessels, and all reside in Mystic Seaport! From Mystic, Caravan’s New England tour continues on to visit Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts.
About Caravan Tours
Caravan Tours has remained a family-run, fully guided tour company since it was founded in 1952 in Chicago and celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2022! We have taken tourists to the top destinations across the United States, as well as Canada and the Central American countries of Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
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Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
Fully Guided by Tour Directors
All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.
Great Value, Book Early
Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?
Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
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Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).