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Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Walking on the Charles W. Morgan was like walking into our past. She is a fabulous whaling ship for days long gone. Her restoration seems perfect. We wish she'd find another benefactor who would sponsor another sailing trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherwood77b
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The tour of the boat was great and the volunteer/docents were great explaining some of the details of the ship and answering questions. You get a real sense of what life was like on board, and I'm sure glad I didn't have to endure it!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 5 November 2018

a real whaling boat, the last of a fleet of 2700 vessels! built in 1841 is now a national historic landmark, it is possible to get on board and understand life on board. the interpreters are really good!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anna1812
Reviewed 31 October 2018

If you are visiting the Mystic Seaport Museum, this ship is a must. I think it is the oldest whaler still afloat and it is being beautifully maintained at Mystic. Just do it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Headmanpete
Reviewed 26 October 2018

One can climb aboard, go down under to the captain and crew quarters and investigate the entire ship. This is the last of the whaling vessels intact in the U.S. There is also a display below deck of how the blubber was converted to oil...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronco0807
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Very nice visit on board of this ancient ship. Very informative and pleasant. It's possible to go inside the ship as well (watch your head)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 490Christophe
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Morgan is unique, in that it's the last remaining example of a whaling ship, and it's clear that considerable care has been lavished on its preservation. Just walking the upper and lower (watch your head -- low clearance!) decks conjures up life of another...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Beautiful tall ship in the Mystic Seaport Museum. They climb the rigging and drop the sails when possible. There's a brick stove on the deck to reduce the whale blubber to oil.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KYFirefighter
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

After several days of Cape Cod and the Plymouth Ma area we made the drive to Mystic Seaport and museum. It was well worth the time and effort. We found the Charles P Morgan to be the most interesting of the area by far. Just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GulfportOlddiver
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We went to Mystic Seaport yrs ago it has grown . We went in Sept less crowds. LOVED IT. The singing out of the ships is something to hear. The demonstrations throughout the village are very informative. We made this main focus of our trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pauline G
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
You can get a discount of about 4.00 per ticket if you buy them in the Olde Mistic Village.
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Response from DanMarCo | Reviewed this property |
When is the festival? It's hot now.
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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.
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