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“whaling ship”(79 reviews)
“below deck”(21 reviews)
“great ship”(9 reviews)
Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
+1 860-572-5315
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 November 2015

While at Mystic Seaport, we spend substantial time on board the Charles W. Morgan learning from a docent about the ship. He had sailed on the ship in 2014 when it sailed around parts of New England. Learning about the ship and its role in...More

4  Thank Prescott2007
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Very short walk through the ship interior, the quarters are cramp and there is some ladders to climb. Not handicap accessible of course we're talking about 1800's.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the boat was great and the volunteer/docents were great explaining some of the details of the ship and answering questions. You get a real sense of what life was like on board, and I'm sure glad I didn't have to endure it!...More

Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 1 week ago

a real whaling boat, the last of a fleet of 2700 vessels! built in 1841 is now a national historic landmark, it is possible to get on board and understand life on board. the interpreters are really good!

Thank Anna1812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting the Mystic Seaport Museum, this ship is a must. I think it is the oldest whaler still afloat and it is being beautifully maintained at Mystic. Just do it!

Thank Headmanpete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can climb aboard, go down under to the captain and crew quarters and investigate the entire ship. This is the last of the whaling vessels intact in the U.S. There is also a display below deck of how the blubber was converted to oil...More

Thank ronco0807
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice visit on board of this ancient ship. Very informative and pleasant. It's possible to go inside the ship as well (watch your head)

Thank 490Christophe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Morgan is unique, in that it's the last remaining example of a whaling ship, and it's clear that considerable care has been lavished on its preservation. Just walking the upper and lower (watch your head -- low clearance!) decks conjures up life of another...More

1  Thank MaineRambler
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Beautiful tall ship in the Mystic Seaport Museum. They climb the rigging and drop the sails when possible. There's a brick stove on the deck to reduce the whale blubber to oil.

Thank KYFirefighter
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

After several days of Cape Cod and the Plymouth Ma area we made the drive to Mystic Seaport and museum. It was well worth the time and effort. We found the Charles P Morgan to be the most interesting of the area by far. Just...More

1  Thank GulfportOlddiver
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We went to Mystic Seaport yrs ago it has grown . We went in Sept less crowds. LOVED IT. The singing out of the ships is something to hear. The demonstrations throughout the village are very informative. We made this main focus of our trip...More

Thank debcKy
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Whatever you think about whaling, you can't deny the tremendous bravery and commitment shown by those who were involved. A whaling trip might last 2-3 years, and the men (and sometimes the captain's wife and children) were living in cramped quarters for that whole time,...More

Thank James D
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Pauline G
28 December 2016|
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Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
You can get a discount of about 4.00 per ticket if you buy them in the Olde Mistic Village.
18 August 2016|
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Response from DanMarCo | Reviewed this property |
When is the festival? It's hot now.
Rita K
8 February 2016|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
The Charles W. Morgan will be at the Seaport at the wharf for the next several years. There is no sea journey planned.