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That day in May, a walk through Mystic

Remember that nice day in May?  (One of the very few).  It was a Saturday, I parked at the far end of Holmes Street and wandered toward Schooner Wharf soaking up the sunshine and admiring the ‘golden hour’ light bouncing off the homes.  Awesome. Because Mystic is a small town, and because there’s a certain…

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May 13, 2019

Elihu Spicer and the Spicer Mansion

The Spicer Mansion, a true local treasure If you drive around this area you’ll see the name Spicer all over.  There’s Spicer Street, Spicer Marina, Spicer Propane, The Mystic/Noank Spicer Library — and an incredibly cool Spicer Mansion.   Many of our tours feature an exclusive insider view of the Mansion! Who was this guy…

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April 12, 2019

Family things to do in Mystic….bringing history alive

Mystic’s small size and unique character make it a place where history can be seen in a manageable way for the whole family.  The very first European explorers and settlers came to New England.  The rugged seacoast environment was harsh in some ways, but hugely attractive in others.   The stories of Indian wars, the…

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April 9, 2019

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