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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
+1 860-572-5315
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3 years or more...

There is nothing like crawling through history to set the story straight. Whaling was 36 people in... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Kevin M
One of the Grand Old Ships at Mystic Seaport!

The number and variety of ships here is extraordinary! This is one of the best. There are many... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Susan P
New York City, New York
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Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“below deck” (18 reviews)
“beautiful ship” (10 reviews)
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
+1 860-572-5315
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

There is nothing like crawling through history to set the story straight. Whaling was 36 people in a small space for extended periods of time. I can tell you, you can read it in countless historical reports and novels, but there is something about actually...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The number and variety of ships here is extraordinary! This is one of the best. There are many opportunities to check ships of many eras that have been restored. Enjoy!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Took our grandchildren here and they were fascinated by the boat as well as the accompanying model village. It was a nearby "Williamsburg, Va." and not as long to get there from NYC. Nice demonstrations and a very reasonable cafeteria for lunch.Great place for children.

Thank KJFXKE77
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We boarded the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport, and immediately connected with its majestic stature as a whaling vessel ... taken back in time when the seafarers walked the decks and worked the whales for their precious blubber, etc.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Was worth the visit. Interesting and educational. I love visiting historical sites. We had visited during the ship's restoration several years ago.

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The last of it's kind an old whaling vessel.When we were there the sailors explained about the ship, you can take your time and look around at designated times the explain about the vessel and demonstrated the loading and unloading singing sailors songs. Quite interesting...More

Thank tmrlm
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The volunteer on this old whaling ship was very informative. We got a full tour of the ship and were able t9 go below deck as well.

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This wooden whaleship has been lovingly preserved in original configuration. They even saild her to Boston a few years ago! It is facinating how it worked.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a cool whaling ship where you can see how sailors lived and took care of bringing whale blubber and oil on board in olden times. There are folks on board who will explain things to you if you ask. I got a little...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 19 October 2017

An old whaling ship, you can tour on board, both upper and lower decks. Everything is wonderfully restored, and it gives a real sense of what it was like to work an old whaling ship.

Thank tawny1956
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Pauline G
28 December 2016|
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Response from tffd01 | Reviewed this property |
You can get a discount of about 4.00 per ticket if you buy them in the Olde Mistic Village.
17 August 2016|
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Response from DanMarCo | Reviewed this property |
When is the festival? It's hot now.
Rita K
8 February 2016|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
The Charles W. Morgan will be at the Seaport at the wharf for the next several years. There is no sea journey planned.