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Mystic food tours, Mystic walking tours Mystic history tours….you don’t have to choose because Mystic Revealed tours incorporate all 3.   Our food, our ships, our history.  Feed your mind while feeding your body.  The maritime and shipbuilding history of Mystic is a defining part of the area’s character, and everywhere you look are iconic…

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March 6, 2019

Best food experiences, Mystic local food and history tour.

Current food wisdom, which makes ridiculously good sense, is eat fresh, eat local. It’s not always possible (sorry no fresh, local fruit is grown in February in New England for instance), but it’s certainly something to shoot for. Let’s take seafood, yes lets! Fresh local oysters are available year-round. My son works on an oyster…

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March 5, 2019

Tour Mystic with a local, find hidden treasures, taste and feel the local scene

What’s better, visiting and touring a new city with a friend, or with a tour book/app? Um, yeah — with a friend. I’ve been visiting the Mystic area since the 1960s, mostly as a summer visitor. Now that I live here full time, I’ve had lots of my own visitors —- funny how that happens…

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March 5, 2019

Mystic’s (bad ass) sea captains

Ok we’ve researched a wide array of sea captains with Mystic roots or Mystic connections. There’s a ton. If you look at typical living conditions and consider the weather and seas many of these captains faced, you could make a case that ANY 19th century sea captain was a bad ass. That being said, here…

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March 3, 2019

Mystic food tours with a healthy dash of maritime history

Mystic River Historical Association Our Mystic food tours are infused with the rich maritime history of this area. Many of the places you’ll visit were the sites of shipyards and naval battles, or the homes of sea captains or early settlers. The walls can’t talk, but our we can, and you’ll hear colorful stories about…

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March 1, 2019

Mystic craft brews

Mystic food tours gotta have some brews right? Like much of America, Mystic and the surrounding area has been blessed with a substantial recent influx of quality craft brewing. Local Mystic craft breweries feature a wide range of styles and ever-shifting menus, so anything I write up today will be different next week. Personally I’m…

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February 28, 2019

The Hurricane of ’38

81 years ago on September 21st, 1938 the most devastating natural disaster in U.S. history struck Southeast Connecticut, Rhode Island, Long Island and broad swaths of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.  Mystic locals still tell passed down stories of the storm that transformed a region and took almost 700 lives. From the book Sudden Sea,…

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February 8, 2019

A Mystic local tour…by a local

Many locals in this part of Southeastern Connecticut trace their roots to something with a maritime flavor. Mystic was a whaling and shipbuilding center for much of its history, and many descendants of those business owners are still in our midst. Right down the road in New London is the US Coast Guard Academy as…

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February 7, 2019

Mystic River Historical Society

Preserving the history of an area is a labor of love usually by dedicated volunteers. Mystic has played a pivotal role in many chapters of the American experience from early colonial days onward. The Historical Society founded in 1973, owns an ever-growing collection of Mystic-related historical books, maps, photographs, and other documents and artifacts contributed by…

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February 7, 2019

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