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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 that…

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 mere…

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 case…

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 our…

Understanding Mystic and New England

We have several reasons we start our guided tours of Mystic at the Spicer Mansion.  First of all it’s a beautiful, recently restored classic example of a sea captain’s mansion.  The views from…

Mystic Walking tours…..yes they exist

Well I’ve been runnning Mystic walking tours for 90 days now (more as the weather has improved)….so yes, Mystic walking tours exist.  Several visitors have told me they struggled to find a guided tour…