Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Mystic, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport
The idea behind Mystic Seaport is to recreate a 19th century fishing village. You'd have to say it succeeds at that. There are a variety of shops, buildings, etc. on the grounds and even a couple of museums. You can even see a ship being restored.
The stars of the show, though are the big ships. The Charles W. Morgan is the latest wooden whaling ship left, while the L.A. Dunton and Joseph Conrad also can be explored.
Mystic Seaport has its charms, particularly in terms of location. However, it reminded me a bit of Dearborn Village and Williamsburg. In other words, there's a good chance that some children of all ages might find it a little dull. So do a little reading about it before plunking down admission for the whole family.