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Autumn in Mystic…..more vivid, less crowded.

a person riding a surf board on a body of water

Yes, the summer is our “busy time” and it’s gorgeous —- but the colors, the images, the air quality and the vistas in autumn are special.  Ask any local.  AND, you can enjoy them without the distraction of lines, crowds and traffic.  The sights, sounds, history, and scenery of Mystic become move vivid.   You’ve…

Private tours of Mystic, the new-normal

Only private groups for Mystic Revealed tours this season.  Last year my Mystic walking tours and food tours were “open” to multiple parties.  I’ve always had small groups (max 6), but in…

Mystic’s Shipbuilding History

Mystic Clipper Ship HistoryCourtesy of Mystic Seaport Museum Early English colonists to Plymouth, to Boston and ultimately to Connecticut, initially hoped there would be mineral wealth or fertile, arable land to farm.  It didn’t take long to realize…

Brewery tour, beer, food & history

The craft beer craze that has (thankfully) swept the nation, has been very kind to this area (Southeast Connecticut and neighboring Rhode Island).   From New London to Westerly on Rte 95 is a…

Where else but on a walking tour in Mystic?

In addition to the massive annual Mystic Art Fair — as usual there were plenty of other hidden gems going on in Mystic on the most recent weekend.  Our walking tour stumbled across an amazingly cool obscure event — A “J Boat” regatta featuring 10 foot high, radio-controlled, model sail boats.  These guys were dead…

Mystic walking tours include the Mayflower?

Yes, the Mayflower (II) is in Mystic.  Why?  Because the Mystic Seaport Museum has an elite wooden shipbuilding center that was chosen to prepare the Mayflower for its 400 year birthday sail! In…

Are we having fun yet? Mystic Pizza is history too!

Our guided tours feature a Mystic that is rich in history dating to the mid-1600s.  The very earliest colonial settlers set down roots here, seeking their place in the new world.  On…