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Connecticut Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum
The Museum of America and the Sea
Visit the Mystic Seaport Museum on Caravan’s all-inclusive New England Tour and be transported back in time to the 19th century charm of this historic Maritime seafaring village.
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.
This all-inclusive New England vacation package by Caravan Tours includes all itinerary accommodations, meals, ground transportation, airport transfers, and all itinerary excursions.
World-Renowned Maritime 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 and is the #1 rated thing to do in Mystic CT.
Where is Mystic Seaport Museum Located?
Caravan guests get to enjoy a relaxing afternoon drive from Newport Rhode Island to Mystic. From Rhode Island, this guided tour 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 and fishing vessels, figureheads, ship carvings, and vintage photography are all incorporated into exhibits, offering unique perspectives of early seafaring America.
Vessels and Ships at Mystic Seaport
Climb aboard one of the impressively tall wooden vessels at Mystic Seaport and imagine for yourself what it would have been like to be a sailor traveling the wide open blue oceans. 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 vessels 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. For over 65 years we have taken tourists to the top destinations throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Central America.
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- Call Toll Free 1-800-227-2826 (or Chicago local at 312-321-9800)
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