As the nation’s leading maritime Museum, we believe the sea connects us all, whether through tales of immigration, cherished family narratives, sailing and boating, or transformative experiences at Mystic Seaport Museum. Find your sea story by exploring the Museum’s exhibitions, historic village, collections, and working shipyard, or by getting out on the water in a Museum boat.

This is Mystic Seaport Museum

Stroll our Historic Seaport Village

Find Your Sea Story: Get Out on the Water

Preservation Shipyard

Create Lasting Memories

witness sea stories as they unfold

Join us for a new mini documentary series that delves into the rich tapestry of human experiences connected to the sea. Each episode takes viewers on a voyage, revealing the profound and enduring connections between individuals and the ocean. 

Watch the first episode here

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Visit the museum to find your sea story

National Historic Landmark Vessels

Imagine life on a ship by boarding one of our four national historic landmark vessels: the 1841 whaleship, Charles W. Morgan; the 1866 Noank smack, Emma C. Berry; the 1908 steamboat Sabino; and the 1921 fishing schooner, L. A. Dunton.

Family Fun

Explore your nautical interests by playing a 19th-century game, designing and building your own toy boat, or navigating the stars at the Treworgy Planetarium. Visit the Funk Children’s Museum, Home Port activity center, Discovery Barn, Ships Playscape, and the Boathouse for daily family fun.  

Get Out On The Water

Navigate the waterfront with a river cruise on the historic vessel, Sabino, built in 1908. Sail aboard the captained Crosby catboat Breck Marshall, or be your own captain on a rowboat, sailboat, or pedal boat from the Museum’s Boathouse.  

Preservation Shipyard

Witness traditional shipbuilding techniques as skilled shipwrights maintain historic wooden vessels. The Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard was the first shipyard built specifically for preservation in the United States, and possibly the world, marking a new era in maritime preservation. 

World-Class Exhibitions

Reveal your personal connection to the sea through our specially curated exhibitions that delve into ocean exploration, maritime innovation, recreation, art, artifacts, and more.

Historic Seaport Village

Learn about maritime trades that supported life at sea and on land in the 19th century. Museum interpreters demonstrate skills in the cooperage, shipsmith, print shop, shipcarver shop, and more in the re-created seaport village.