Upcoming Events at Mystic Seaport Museum

Saturday - Sunday, July 29-30, 2023

  • International Sea Glass Festival - (included with Museum Admission) Come explore the creations of accredited sea glass artists who will be selling their creations and learn about the popular hobby of collecting sea and beach glass from experts. Do you have a unique piece of sea glass, washed-ashore bottle, toy, or pottery shard you’d like to show off? Enter the “Sea Glass Contest”!
Monday, July 31 – August 1, 2023:

Celebrate Herman Melville’s Birthday with the annual Moby – Dick Marathon! We take 24 hours and invite museum guests to take a turn reading from Melville’s masterwork of American Literature. On Monday, enjoy performances of Moby Dick in Minutes at 1 pm and 3:30 pm, and a special indigenous Mariners Talk at 4 pm. Overnight accommodation aboard the Charles W. Morgan is currently sold out, but we start back up again on Tuesday morning at 9 am and finish reading around noon when we will celebrate Melville’s achievement with a celebratory cake for participants.
LAST CHANCE! Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers exhibit will be closing at the end of August in preparation for a new exhibit installation opening in 2024. This beloved exhibit that opened in 2014, shares the story of how America went from a nation of whale hunters to whale watchers. Featuring more than 300 artifacts from the Museum’s collection including film, artifacts and photographs, don’t miss the chance for a final look at this compelling story.
Get out on the Water:
Families can enjoy getting out on the water at our boathouse with free rentals of rowboats, sailboats and pedal boats all summer long.
Sabino: We are in the final stretch of Coast Guard approvals for the operation of Sabino. We are looking forward to running her under her new diesel electric system starting in August!
Captains Wanted! Do you know a friendly, outgoing mariner with a 100-ton captain’s license? Mystic Seaport Museum is looking for friendly and skilled captains to help fill out the schedule for the operations of Waterfront tours, Breck Marshall sail catboat tours, and charter captains.  Please share the word. Job descriptions and requirements can be found at https://mysticseaport.org/about/employment/