Hands-On History: Fun Activities at Mystic Seaport


Some people want to get their hands dirty. Some people want to be creative. Other people want a little adventure.

These are the people who can be found at Mystic Seaport building their own toy boats or crafting a sailor’s valentine for someone special.

Others learn to dip their own candles, play games from the 1800s, or navigate their way throughout Mystic Seaport using the navigation tools of a sailor.

Mystic Seaport brings the history of the sea alive with all the hands-on opportunities that are offered from one end of the 19-acre campus to the other. Some come to learn to sail while others are stargazers and find their muse at the Treworgy Planetarium, which features daily programs on the stars.

No matter what type of diversion or activity you prefer, you will find it at Mystic Seaport!