Mystic Seaport Museum Riverfest by boat taxi


June 3–4 | 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Visiting fishing and oyster vessels are docking at the Seaport once again to educate about the industry’s current sustainable practices. Enjoy local oysters and check out a variety of special historical demonstrations like sail handling aboard historic vessels, cod fishing, and cooking oysters on an open hearth. Explore the undersea world in our latest exhibition, Alexis Rockman: Oceanus, and learn about the last trap family in Fish & Forrest. Kick back with a tasty beverage on the waterfront while listening to music on the new performance stage. Want to spend some time out on the water? Enjoy a captained boat ride or take out a sailboat or rowboat! And be on the lookout for giveaways to commemorate the Henry du Pont Preservation Shipyard!

Most activities included with general admission and free for Members. Tickets purchased online are valid for both days of the Riverfest.

Calendar of Events

Live Music All Weekend


12:002:00 pm | The American Rogues

3:305:00 pm | Wooly Mammoth Band 


12:30 pm | The Johnson Girls

3:305:00 pm | Sharks Come Cruisin’

Live music at Mystic Seaport Museum RiverFest
Wooly Mammoth Band
MSM Riverfest Cyanotype 2023
Cyanotype Print Making

Activities & Demonstrations

11:00 am | Codfish Split Demonstration

11:00 am12:30 pm | Cooking Demonstration with Silvermoon Larose (Narragansett/Niantic)

11:00 am5 pm | Face Painting

12:003:00 pm | Cyanotype (Sun) Printmaking

12:004:00 pm | Make a Craft

12:004:00 pm | Adventure Mystic Kayaks

Talks & Tours

10:15 am | The History of Greenmanville, Walking Tour

10:15 am, 1:45 pm, and 3:45 pm | Shipyard Tour

3:45 pm | From Whale Ho! To Fin Out, Whaleboat Talk

4:15 pm | Women At Sea

4:30 pm | The Oyster King of New York

Women At Sea talk on the Charles W. Morgan

Happening All Day

Visiting vessel dockside tours

Take out a rowboat, sailboat, or pedal boat

Take a river cruise

View the restoration of the fishing schooner L.A. Dunton

Lawn games

Make a toy boat


Alexis Rockman: Oceanus | Collins Gallery

Fish & Forrest | Meeting House

Ocean Exploration & Discovery | Clift Block

Planetarium Shows

12:00 pm | Full Dome Movie, Habitat Earth

1:00 pm | Spring Stars and the Mariner

3:00 pm | Spring Stars and the Mariner