Mystic Seaport: Mystic River Scale Model Exhibit

Time travel is possible. It can be found at the Mystic River Scale Model at Mystic Seaport.

It is a painstakingly accurate, magnificently authentic model of what the town looked like in the mid-1800s. Every detail in the 40-foot long by 12-foot wide display is grounded in passionate research. The entire effort, 55 years in the making, creates a true sense of place.

The devotion of the volunteers who build and maintain the display is nothing short of astonishing. Everything is handmade with a house taking as many as 60 hours to craft. A sailing vessel can take a half-year to bring to life. Visit Mystic Seaport and experience this masterpiece of craftsmanship and maritime history.