Great Art of the Sea: Treasures of the Collections at Mystic Seaport

Imagine a repository of learning, experience, and maritime history so rich that only five percent of the entirety can be put on display at any given time. That’s what you can sample when you visit Mystic Seaport.

With two million artifacts, the collections are as vast as they are varied, with objects of astonishing beauty and craftsmanship. From photographs of the sea so real you’ll feel the salt air on your face to half-hulled models of bygone sailing ships, the collections have the power to amaze and inspire visitors, as well as intrigue and inform researchers. What’s on display changes from time to time, so count on making more than a single visit.