Make your way to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, and present this voucher for admission to “The Museum of America and of the Sea.” You’ll have the entire day to explore the seafaring village, galleries, and ships, with plenty of time to experience the things that interest you most.
Don’t miss the remarkable Charles W. Morgan, a square-rigged whaling vessel that’s the oldest American commercial ship still afloat (only the USS Constitution is older). Staff and historians are on hand throughout Mystic Seaport to answer questions and help bring America’s maritime history to life. Visit a cooperage, ship-smith, print shop, and a ship carver’s workshop, where you can learn about daily work in a 19th-century coastal town. Even Mystic Seaport’s gardens tell a story about 19th-century America, with a pair of reproduction historic gardens from the humming Industrial Age.
Save plenty of time for the museum’s exhibition halls, where permanent and changing exhibits explore maritime history, art, and culture: find figureheads, vintage photography, restored vessels, carvings, and more.