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First Mystic Tour of 2021 — 3 generations!

Three generations from one family visited Mystic last weekend, and got the royal treatment!  It was a joy to “reveal” this special area.  2 grandparents, 2 parents, 3 young boys anxious to learn and explore.   All had visited the Mystic Aquarium in the past, but now were thrilled to get an insider look at…

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April 2, 2021

Stone Walls of New England (and Mystic)

According to “Stone by Stone” a fascinating study by Robert Thorson, over 250,000 miles of stone walls have been built over the centuries in the six New England States.  To give that number meaning, that enough stone wall to go around the earth 10 times.  If you live in a New England town, stone walls…

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January 26, 2021

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

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…

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November 2, 2020

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 the past it was fun to let couples or families from around the country and around the world tour together.  Not yet.  At…

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June 30, 2020

Great hiking trails near Mystic

Once you’ve toured the town, why not enjoy a beautiful hike nearby? Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center (Mystic) DPNC,  is a wildlife sanctuary with over 8 miles of hiking trails, a natural history museum (featuring live owls!), and an educational facility. 5 minute drive from downtown Mystic on the Stonington (Seaport) side of the river.  Take…

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March 4, 2020

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 food tours we talk about the Pequot Indians, whaling and shipping, the War of 1812, the spirt of New England entrepreneurialism, rum…

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July 23, 2019

4 generation walking tour, family discovers Mystic

Well this was a first for Mystic Revealed walking tours.  A 94 year old Great Grandmother accompanied her daughter, her granddaughter, her son-in-law, and her great grandson on a 2-hour walking and history tour of Mystic. Congratulations for 4 generations of fitness, activity and downright spunk! While the young parents juggled the toddler, car seat,…

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July 10, 2019

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 doing their web search  —- self-guided tours seem to show up first.  This is understandable, Mystic Revealed is a brand new…

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June 26, 2019

Six (other) cool things to see in Mystic (off the beaten path)

The Aquarium is great, the Mystic Seaport Museum is awesome, and you gotta take a selfie under the Mystic Pizza sign (“a slice of heaven”).  OK, but that ain’t everything by a long shot.  We do walking and food tours around town, and depending on your area of interest, here are nine OTHER cool things…

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June 4, 2019

A view from the bridge

No walking tour or history tour or food tour of Mystic is complete without a “view from the bridge”.  The current bascule bridge over the Mystic River has been operating since 1922 — but folks have been crossing some kind of bridge at that location for over 200 years. Early crossers would have seen large…

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May 20, 2019