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75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

December 2018

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 am EST
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led the Royal Navy's sturdiest two ships into the Arctic to great international acclaim. His mission: to discover a Northwest Passage to Asia. Franklin and his crew of 128 men were never heard from again. Thirty-seven expeditions were launched from several countries in a decades-long effort to discover the fate of Franklin's men. Tantalizing clues, including graves, provisions, Inuit tales, and a single handwritten note told a grim story, but the men and ships would…

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April 2019

Pirate Days

April 16 @ 10:00 am - April 17 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

Avast, me hearties! Join the friendly pirates from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a day of family fun.,Follow clues on a treasure map to discover concealed pirates and the final hidden treasure. Warning: your seafaring skills will be put to the test! Learn about pirate history during a rousing performance of “Arrr You Ready To Be a Pirate?” See how pirates of old navigated the open seas at the High Seas Planetarium Show (3 p.m. show; additional ticket required). Create your…

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May 2019

Decoration Day

May 27 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers during its annual Decoration Day ceremony.,Known today as Memorial Day, Decoration Day was formally instituted by the United States government in 1868 as a day of national remembrance of those killed during the Civil War. Decoration Day observances included tending and decorating the graves of the fallen, church services, solemn processions, and community suppers.,In the morning, visitors are invited to the museum's Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for…

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Decoration Day

May 27 @ 9:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers during its annual Decoration Day ceremony.,Known today as Memorial Day, Decoration Day was formally instituted by the United States government in 1868 as a day of national remembrance of those killed during the Civil War. Decoration Day observances included tending and decorating the graves of the fallen, church services, solemn processions, and community suppers.,In the morning, visitors are invited to the museum's Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for…

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June 2019

Sea Music Festival

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport is proud to host its annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world's premier sea music events. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear national and international performers, along with the museum's chantey staff, perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions.,The weekend's festivities include daytime and evening concerts, special performances for children, instructional workshops, and a unique opportunity to witness sea music at work aboard historic vessels. All workshops…

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 28 @ 9:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the annual WoodenBoat Show. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with ,Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.,The three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type—large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle—will be on display, including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells,…

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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

Celebrate America's birthday circa 1876 this Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport. Enjoy boat races on the Mystic River, an old-fashioned spelling bee for children, and many other fun activities. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors at noon and cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade! A rousing 1876 Independence Day ceremony will be followed by an elegant concert…

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Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 9:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Celebrate America's birthday circa 1876 this Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport. Enjoy boat races on the Mystic River, an old-fashioned spelling bee for children, and many other fun activities. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors at noon and cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade! A rousing 1876 Independence Day ceremony will be followed by an elegant concert…

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 27 @ 12:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Every year some of the most outstanding boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous. The annual event showcases high-quality antique vessels, including cruisers, sailboats, and runabouts. An award competition recognizes excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship. Approximately 50 classic vessels dressed and in pristine condition will create a colorful gathering along the museum's waterfront. ,Sunday at 11:45 a.m. the classic vessels depart Mystic Seaport to take part in a jubilant, three-mile parade down the…

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 @ 12:00 am - August 1 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Join us for the annual celebration of Herman Melville's masterpiece, ,. The 24-hour reading will take place aboard the decks of the 1841 wooden whaleship ,. The reading begins at noon on July 31 with an actor portraying Herman Melville reciting the first chapter of the novel. Visitors can then sign up to read a chapter aloud as the marathon continues until its conclusion. Once the reading is complete at noon on August 1, we will celebrate the 198th anniversary of Melville's birthday…

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August 2019

Model Yacht Regatta

August 2 @ 9:30 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Mystic Seaport is pleased to welcome back Model Yacht Racing. The J Class and the East Coast 12 Meter class will once again take to the water off the museum's north dock for what promises to be an exciting event hosted by the Mystic River Radio Sailors (AMYA CLUB #39) and in association with the American Model Yachting Association., 

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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The transition from sail to engine power was a momentous event for the maritime industry and the world. Experience it firsthand at the 25th annual Antique Marine Engine Exposition. Collectors from around the country will show off full-size and miniature 19th- and early 20th-century marine engines and inboards, outboards, steam, gasoline, diesel, electric, and naphtha engines. More than 300 engines will be exhibited in the museum's shipyard and many will be operated for your viewing and listening pleasure. A large…

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September 2019

Coastweeks Regatta

September 15 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

Signaling the start of the fall head racing season in New England, the 25th annual Coastweeks Regatta at Mystic Seaport offers a range of masters, open, and junior categories and includes local and regional rowers in both racing and recreational shells. Singles and doubles will race the 2,000-meter course along the Mystic River, beginning north of the I-95 overpass and finishing at the museum's Lighthouse Point. Visitors are invited to watch the racing from the Museum's North Lawn located behind…

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 15 @ 7:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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Signaling the start of the fall head racing season in New England, the 25th annual Coastweeks Regatta at Mystic Seaport offers a range of masters, open, and junior categories and includes local and regional rowers in both racing and recreational shells. Singles and doubles will race the 2,000-meter course along the Mystic River, beginning north of the I-95 overpass and finishing at the museum's Lighthouse Point. Visitors are invited to watch the racing from the Museum's North Lawn located behind…

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Antique Vehicle Show

September 22 @ 12:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States

See a dazzling display of more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Take a closer look at the various types of vehicles that helped transport commerce from the land to the sea at the turn of the century. Watch as the museum's village and waterfront bustle with activity as early 20th-century vehicles go about the daily business of the 1920s. Take the opportunity to talk with the exhibitors who lovingly maintain these beauties and hear unique stories about…

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Antique Vehicle Show

September 22 @ 9:00 am EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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See a dazzling display of more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Take a closer look at the various types of vehicles that helped transport commerce from the land to the sea at the turn of the century. Watch as the museum's village and waterfront bustle with activity as early 20th-century vehicles go about the daily business of the 1920s. Take the opportunity to talk with the exhibitors who lovingly maintain these beauties and hear unique stories about…

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October 2019

Chowder Days

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave.Mystic06355United States
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With cool fall days comes the desire to indulge in a hot bowl of chowder — and what better place to do so than here at Mystic Seaport? Chowder Days menu is sure to satisfy all appetites and features a variety of chowders and bisques, along with clam fritters, bratwurst, chicken kabobs, hamburgers, hot dogs, fish tacos, and apple fritters. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks will also be available.,Special harvest-themed activities and children's activities will also be offered throughout the weekend. , 

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