A whale’s kidney stone. A sextant that guided sailors across the globe. A photo of a racing yacht bracing for a rogue wave. A fully-rigged model of a 19th-century whaleship.
These are just a few of the amazing artifacts held at Mystic Seaport. With more than two million pieces in its collection, the history of America – the world – at sea comes alive with each visit.
Beautifully crafted scrimshaw, boat design plans, tens of thousands of books on every aspect of life on the sea and so much more. The display of the Collection at Mystic Seaport changes constantly. The reward with every visit is the discovery of something new and vibrantly alive.