September is Member Appreciation Month!

We’ve dedicated the entire month of September to thanking our community of members.

We’re dedicating the entire month of September to thanking our community of Members!

“We’ve designated September as Member Appreciation Month as our way of saying thank you,” says Autumn Payne, Director of Membership and Volunteer Services. “Members are stalwarts for the Museum and they inspire us to offer the best possible experience to all our visitors.”

Members are critical to Mystic Seaport, and have been since its inception. “Members, through their participation, are ambassadors for Mystic Seaport,” Payne notes. “They represent the Museum’s mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. This is an important endeavor that without Members would not be possible.”

Membership to Mystic Seaport brings all kinds of benefits, including:

  • Unlimited general admission
  • Free Members-only hat upon joining
  • Discounts on classes, programs, and summer camps
  • Discounts on the Museum’s shops and restaurants (including Double Discount Days at the store in December)
  • Pre-sale tickets for nautical Nightmares and Lantern Light Tours performances
  • Access to the Members’ Lounge with free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lemonade
  • Express entry through Members’ entrance during peak season months
  • Subscription to Mystic Seaport Magazine
  • Discounted admission to other outdoor history museums

As a Member you receive a monthly eNewsletter with events and news; the Windrose, an email program guide sent three times a year with information about camps, events, and programs; and Mystic Seaport Magazine, a glossy publication published twice a year with stories about the collections, programs, new exhibits, and Museum news. Join now!

In September

Bring a friend
Members can bring a friend for free Monday through Friday throughout September. Members with the PLUS feature may bring in a second guest for free.

Get a gift
Be sure to stop by the Membership Building for a free gift during your visit.

Member Appreciation Night
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come enjoy Mystic Seaport after we close to the general public. The grounds, the Charles W. Morgan, and the McGraw Quad exhibits will be open. Purchase dinner at our scenic Spouter’s Tavern or bring along your own picnic to enjoy on the green. Special programming and guided tours will be available. Registration is encouraged.

Members Only Tours
SOLD OUT. September 2-3, 2017: Member Tours of the Draken Harald Hårfagre
Last chance to tour the amazing Viking replica ship before she closes to the public. 9 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

September 16, 2017: Behind the Scenes Tour of Mayflower II Restoration. Hear first-hand from one of the restoration project’s leaders. 11 a.m. – noon

Member Cruises
September 20, 2017: Tree Swallow Spectacle on board Adventure. Witness the amazing coordination and acrobatics of hundreds of thousands of tree swallows while enjoying a cruise down the Connecticut River.
5-8:30 p.m. CT RiverQuest, Haddam, CT

SOLD OUT. September 30, 2017: Member Cruise on Sabino. Downriver cruise on Sabino includes music by Rock of Ages, snacks, and a cash bar. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Call us at 860.572.5339 for more information or to register for any of the special programming.

Day and Overnight Trips

November 10, 2017: Day Trip: Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum. Spend a day in Fall River, MA, as we visit Battleship Cove and the Marine Museum. Transportation will be provided for this day trip to Fall River. Our group will depart Mystic Seaport at 8:30 a.m. by bus and will return by 5:30 p.m.

October 24, 2017: Day Trip to New Bedford Whaling Museum & Historic Fishing District. Join us for a trip to New Bedford, MA, to explore the New Bedford Whaling Museum and surrounding historical neighborhoods and fishing district. Transportation will be provided by Mystic Seaport. Members and their guests will board the bus at Mystic Seaport Museum at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 3 – Thursday, October 5, 2017: Overnight Trip: Bath, Maine. Enjoy the fall foliage as we travel from Mystic Seaport to the picturesque city of Bath, Maine. Our hotel is located along the waterfront with access to many great restaurants and shops nearby. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel both Wednesday and Thursday of our trip.