Charles W. Morgan Day at Mystic Seaport

In 1941, the Charles W. Morgan arrived at Mystic Seaport. To celebrate the whaleship’s 71 years at the museum, the Seaport is throwing a party and you’re invited to enjoy the festivities for free.

Tour the Morgan and speak with knowledgeable interpreters about the history of this “lucky ship.” Watch as riggers work on shrouds for the vessel and hear a shipwright’s perspective about restoring this icon. Stop by the sail loft to view the whaleship’s sails and learn more about her rig.

Kids, come hear stories from the sea and make your own keepsake at the Children’s Museum. Visit the Treworgy Planetarium and discover the night sky the Morgan‘s crew used to navigate her around the world. Stop by the Stillman Building to learn lots of fun and interesting facts in the “What Wonderful Whales” program.

Take home a memento from the day’s celebration by making your own scrimshaw souvenir, and visit the Mystic Press Printing Office to receive a commemorative handbill printed on the shop’s authentic Washington Press.

Ready for dinner? The Galley Restaurant will be extending its hours to 7 p.m. for this special day only.

A beautiful fireworks display over the historic Mystic River will cap off the celebration at 7 p.m. It will be a sight to behold!

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