Settled in the 1650s, Mystic, a small village in Southeastern Connecticut, has a history entrenched in old traditions and seafaring ways. Enjoy the Seaport's historic tall ships or explore the varied seashore; look for great shopping, local perspectives, fantastic sailing or just an afternoon getaway. Located halfway between New York and Boston - Mystic is a wealth of attractions appealing to all ages. Visit the classic town greens; scenic farm roads and ancient stone walls; waterfronts bustling with fishermen, ferries, and yachts.
Nearby- Get a taste of historic New England complete with scrimshaw, whaling boats and Victorian homes, or take advantage of modern pastimes like shopping or gambling at nearby Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea
Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime history museum. Home to many historic wooden vessels and tall ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. Located on the Connecticut coast, Mystic Seaport features a re-created 19th-century coastal village, a working preservation shipyard, exhibits, a planetarium and an extensive collection of maritime artifacts, art, books and photographs.
The mission of the Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.