Mystic, Conn. (September 22, 2015) — Mystic Seaport celebrates fall and the harvest season with its annual Chowder Days on Columbus Day weekend, October 10-12. The public is invited to participate in a range of family-friendly activities and partake in an à la carte menu featuring a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights prepared by Mystic’s Coastal Gourmet.
The weekend’s family-fun festivities include live music, horse-and-carriage rides, games on the Village Green, scarecrow activities, face painting, and arts and crafts.
There will be live music from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Featured performers will be:
October 10 – Hartstrings Duo
October 11 – Andy & Bethany
October 12 – Junkyard Heartstrings
Visitors will have seven chowders and bisques to select from along with clam fritters, bratwurst, BBQ pulled pork, chicken kabobs, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fish tacos.
In addition to the food and music of Chowder Days, visitors can enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and demonstrations, including exploring the new exhibit “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude,” touring the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, watching maritime skills demonstrations, or going for a cruise on the Mystic River.
Mystic Seaport will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Food service begins at 11:30 a.m.
The cost of food is not included in Museum admission. For menus and other information please visit mysticseaport.org/chowderdays.
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. Admission is $25 for adults and $16 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.