Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, located on 19 acres along the banks of the Mystic River, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. 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 includes a New England coastal village recreated from trade shops and businesses from the 1800s that were transported to Mystic Seaport Museum, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities, and 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.

A stroll through the historic village enables visitors to experience firsthand from staff historians, storytellers, musicians, and craftspeople just what life was like to earn one’s living from the sea. In the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard, shipwrights can be observed keeping the skills and techniques of traditional shipbuilding alive as they restore and maintain the Museum’s watercraft collection and other vessels.

A large antique ship in a harbor

CRIS Solution

CRIS produced an audio tour of 13 exhibits at the Mystic Seaport Museum, describing its maritime exhibits and historic buildings. The CRISAccess® Tour program helps to make the exhibits more easily accessible to visitors with print challenges through their personal smartphones when scanning QR Codes displayed at the exhibits.


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Children Museum Lane

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Fisheries Row

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Joseph Conrad

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Village North

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Charles W. Morgan

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Village South

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Bringhurst Drug

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75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355

Mystic Seaport Site

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