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Workshops & Classes

Learn something new at Mystic Seaport Museum!
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, we have a class for you.

We offer many different kinds of classes, including:

Historic Trades

If you’ve ever wanted to try a creative pursuit like blacksmithing, ship carving, printing, or coopering, our classes are a great place to start. You’ll meet new people, engage your mind and body, and even go home with a finished product to use and enjoy.

Open Hearth Cooking

Step behind the barrier of our historic kitchen to learn the skills of 19th century cooking! Learn how to make everything from cookies to codfish over an open flame, and about the complex role that food has played in human history.

Boat Building and Design Classes

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of designing, constructing, and maintaining a traditional boat. Mystic Seaport Museum classes include Introduction to Half-Model Construction, Traditional Boatbuilding, and Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats.

Planetarium Courses

In addition to our daily public programs, the Treworgy Planetarium offers a variety of classes, including coastal and celestial navigation for both youth and adults. These programs cater to a wide range of skill levels, so whatever your knowledge of navigation may be, we’ve got a class for you!

See a class you like? Register here

If you have any questions about our classes & workshops, or would like to book a private class, please call our Reservations Department at 860-572-5331, or email reservations@mysticseaport.org.