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Charles W. Morgan

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Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-572-5315
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Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Step aboard, and be impressed!

A magnificent vessel from the 1880s that opens it's hatches for special events to sleep aboard (berth)! Great shanty lessons, and life aboard demos by wonderful dedicated staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mark G
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Falls Church, Virginia
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Falls Church, Virginia
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A magnificent vessel from the 1880s that opens it's hatches for special events to sleep aboard (berth)! Great shanty lessons, and life aboard demos by wonderful dedicated staff and volunteers. Worth the trip to the area all by itself!

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Thank Mark G
Great Neck, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touring the ship was so informative and exciting! Learned how the sailors lived, what their daily jobs were, and the guides were amazing with their knowledge.

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Thank missaudrey2016
Adams, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous restoration, studious docents and amazing reenactors. This is a must for every New Englander's vacation or casual visit.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go aboard and see what the sailors of that age went through. Although the seas may be calm when you are there you can see and imagine what it must have been like to be aboard this whaler. Watch whale boat demonstrations and ask questions of the volunteers that are there to help. Great experience.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Mystic Seaport the other day and went on the Charles W. Morgan ship that is docked there. They have a info guide talking to you about the ship and tells you some interesting stories.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was so excited to go on this ship. It was so cool to see how it was back in the old days on a sailing ship. I found out after my visit from YouTube that the ship is haunted. They don't tell you that there. Lol.

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toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

a fantastic tall whaling ship that is the highlight of the Mystic Seaport. The ship is outfitted as it would have been in the mid-nineteenth century when it was active. Watching the crew climb the rigging to prepare the sails and work on the ship clearly demonstrates the hard work and danger that were part of everyday life on this... More 

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Boyds, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Part of the Seaport Museum - I don't know if separate admission is possible. It is in the process of a major restoration,so it is ashore. You can see the workers doing repairs and maintenance on the hull,then climb the multi-story staircase and board the ship at the deck. From the main deck, you can go down one level and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Charles W. Morgan is a fine example of restored history. Board this ship and walk back in time. Talk to the attendant on the ship and hear tells of how the Morgan was sailed to Boston.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ship is being restored right now, but you can still board her and tour the ship. I enjoyed seeing how the sailors lived and the difference between the captain's and the crew's quarters. There's quite a bit of information on the ship about how the whales were processed and rendered into oil. Very interesting!

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