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Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the leading American maritime museum and one of the largest in the world. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”

The Museum, located on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT includes a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship still in existence. In the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard, guests can watch shipwrights keeping the skills and techniques of traditional shipbuilding alive as they restore and maintain the Museum’s watercraft collection. The Collections Research Center (CRC) offers exceptional physical and electronic access to the more than 2 million artifacts, such as, marine paintings, scrimshaw, models, tools, ships plans, an oral history archive, extensive film and video recordings, and more than 1 million photographs

To learn more visit www.mysticseaport.org//