Mystic Seaport Celebrates Presidents’ Day Weekend with Winter’s Aweigh

Free admission for children with a paying adult.

Free Admission for Children with a Paying Adult

Mystic, Conn. (February 3, 2016) – Mystic Seaport celebrates Presidents’ Day Weekend with Winter’s Aweigh Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15. Children ages 17 and younger will be admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Visitors are invited to explore the Museum’s 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels, and exhibits, including the award-winning “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude” on loan from the National Maritime Museum, London, and “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers.”

Special children’s activities include arts and craft projects, storytelling, and songs and musical activities. Children are invited to build a toy boat keepsake, stop by the Children’s Museum for story time, explore a sea chest, and get a kids’-eye view of the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Winter working dogs will be on hand for demonstrations during the weekend. Newfoundlands will visit Saturday, February 13; Saint Bernards will be on grounds Sunday, February 14; and Malamutes will visit Monday, February 15. The dogs will be on hand between 10:15 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The children’s free admission offer is not transferable and no other discounts apply. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

For more information on the Museum’s operating hours and ticketing, please visit mysticseaport.org/visit.

About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.