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Mystic: Seaport Museum All-Day Admission Entry Ticket

1. Mystic: Seaport Museum All-Day Admission Entry Ticket

Spend the day exploring historic vessels, original 19th-century storefronts and dwellings, and engaging with friendly shipwrights at the seaport museum in Mystic. Visit a unique living historical setting, dedicated to preserving American maritime heritage. Explore the 19-acre museum campus, walk through a working shipyard where carpenters combine traditional skills and modern techniques to preserve the craft of wooden shipbuilding. See the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last remaining wooden whale ship and learn how America transformed from a nation of whale hunters to watchers. Take a stroll around the recreated village, gardens, and waterfront while learning what it was like to earn one’s living from the sea. At the museum guests are welcome to add on activities such as sailing, cruises, and a daily planetarium shows exploring celestial navigation and other themes. Pack a picnic to enjoy, or dine at one of 3 seasonally-operated eateries.

Downtown Mystic Ghost Tour

2. Downtown Mystic Ghost Tour

Our Original Ghost Walk takes travelers through the historic downtown Mystic landscape crossing the bascule bridge between both sides of the Mystic River, guests will become immersed in the dark, sordid and supernatural history of New England’s famous seafaring village. From 17th century strife of colonial life amidst the Pequot Wars and the King Phillip’s war to mysterious turn of the century murders, Mystic’s history was founded in darkness. As the centuries grew, lost seafarers, creepy cryptids, and scandalous happenings took place in our quaint seaside community. At the same time, people of importance and resilience made Mystic a safe harbor for generations to come. Hear tales of Revolutionary heroes, industrial revolution hot spots, and Union soldiers of the Civil War still seen in their spectral form all on our Downtown Mystic tour. Our Downtown Mystic tour takes guests from the 17th through 20th centuries in old Mystic with true terrifying tales from our hidden archives and remarkable history amid legends and lore. From curses to paranormal activity, there’s no shortage of the supernatural in downtown Mystic. This is a 2-hour walking tour encompassing about one mile and taking off Liberty Pole Square. This just in front of the S&P Oyster Club and we meet at the big anchor that marks the spot. This tour is a blend of history and mystery.

Moonlit Mystic Graveyard Ghost Tour

3. Moonlit Mystic Graveyard Ghost Tour

There’s nothing more intimately haunting than a colonial burial ground and Mystic boasts some of the most fascinating and haunted burial grounds around. The Graveyard Ghost tour takes place at Whitehall Burial Ground just off Hendel Drive in Mystic. Whitehall Burial Ground established in the 1660’s was one of the common burial places of Mystic until the rural landscape movement arrived to Mystic in 1854. Our Graveyard Ghost Tour tells tales of some of Mystic’s most famous residents. From Captains of King Philip’s War who saw unspeakable horrors to tales of true vampires amid epidemic scares, From Patriot defenders who met bloody ends to abolitionists and freed enslaved people’s making their mark on the Mystic community, there’s no shortage of notable or frightening accounts. The graveyard tour walks visitors through early American history in New England through times of fear, sickness and war. The trials and tribulations left behind several hauntings and the graveyard has had activity of footsteps, voices and full-bodied apparitions for years – many of which guests experience on our tour. The Graveyard tour ends with a special spooky surprise – perfect for history and ghost lovers alike. The graveyard tour walks guests through time amid the graves of the people who made Mystic, Mystic. Learn about colonial burial practices and graves on this guided tour. This is a 2-hour walking tour taking off from the gates of Whitehall Burial Ground. This tour is a blend of history and mystery.

Mystic: Ghosts of Christmas Past Downtown Walking Tour

4. Mystic: Ghosts of Christmas Past Downtown Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through Mystic and delve into the ancient holiday tradition of ghost stories, rooted in Solstice celebrations. Join a guided walk to hear tales of the scariest Christmas creatures, spine-chilling Christmas games, and spirits that reveal the true meaning of the Christmas spirit. From indigenous traditions to Dickensian tales, immerse yourself in a magical realm that will change the way you view Christmas and the mystical. Beyond Saint Nicholas flying through the sky, discover a plethora of other beings and spirits, from the benevolent to the potentially nefarious.

Ocean Path: Acadia Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

5. Ocean Path: Acadia Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 1.2-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Acadia's Ocean Path in 1-2 hours. Dive into a transformative experience by downloading the Action Tour Guide app – your all-in-one personal narrator, audio guide, and interactive map for your journey through the enchanting Ocean Path in Acadia National Park. Initiate your adventure at the trail's genesis, introducing you to the breathtaking beauty of Maine's iconic coastline. As you progress, you'll be ushered into the intriguing tale of the Sand Beach Shipwreck, revealing stories of sailors, storms, and survival. The trail then leads you to Thunder Hole, nature's own orchestral performance. Here, the Atlantic's powerful waves collide with unique rock formations, producing thunderous roars that have echoed through time. Journeying forth, the whispers of Peregrine Falcons become apparent as you learn about their recovery, behaviors, and significance to Acadia. This leads you to the majestic Otter Cliff, an imposing granite formation that offers unparalleled views of the vast ocean and its timeless horizon. Continuing along the path, you'll uncover the Warbler enigma, discovering how these tiny birds have made Acadia their seasonal home. Each chirp and song has a story to tell about their migration and challenges. The path meanders further to Boulder Beach, where countless rounded stones create a unique shoreline, shaped by millennia of tides and time. Here, uncover the history of the region, the great fires that once raged, and the resilience of nature in its recovery. You're then introduced to the legends of Glooscap and the Whale, native tales interweaving nature, gods, and man. As you soak in these ancient stories, the surrounding trees whisper their own tales – of Hemlock Adelgids and the persistent battle of ecosystems. Soon, the Temple of the Ocean's Tides – Tide Pool in Acadia – emerges. This natural wonder reveals the delicate balance of marine life, showcasing starfish, crabs, and more, thriving in transient pools that ebb and flow with the moon's pull. Monument Cove beckons next with its photogenic rock formations, leading to tales of the Alewives' migration and the vital ecological role they play in the park. Consider, too, the challenges of the Gorham Mountain Trail and the legacy of trailblazer Waldron Bates. Concluding your tour, reflect upon the Atlantic Flyway's importance for migratory birds, the haunting past of The Year Maine Burned, and the tranquil sounds of Nesting Loons, which epitomize the serenity and magic of Acadia. This comprehensive guide ensures you miss none of the marvels, mysteries, and memories that Ocean Path in Acadia has to offer. Embark, explore, and let the essence of Maine's coastline etch into your soul.

Spirits of Mystic: Cocktail Pub Crawl

6. Spirits of Mystic: Cocktail Pub Crawl

A Cocktail Pub Crawl with Seaside Shadows featuring locally cultivated cocktails -- some with spooky themes! - Join Seaside Shadows guides for a walk through some of Mystic's famous pubs featuring true ghostly tales and dark history of this bustling region of downtown Mystic and hear about the haunting tales of your favorite local pubs and taverns. This tour will feature stops at three local pubs/taverns allowing you to sample a different spirit at each stop along the way. The tour includes three drinks. (Tax and Gratuity included)

Paranormal Pub Crawl: Beer Tour

7. Paranormal Pub Crawl: Beer Tour

A Paranormal Pub Crawl with Seaside Shadows 3 local pubs/breweries -- Bank & Bridge Brew Pub with thematic local beers, Friar Tucks Tavern, with boards of beer choices and Captain Daniel Packer Inne -- a historic haunt with the DPIPA. Join Seaside Shadows guides for a walk through Mystic's Water Street featuring true ghostly tales and dark history of this bustling region of downtown Mystic and hear about the haunting tales of your favorite local pubs and taverns. This tour will feature stops at some of your favorite local pubs featuring Barley Head brews allowing you to sample a different flavor at each stop along the way. The tour includes a total of three beers! (tax and gratuity included)

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(23 reviews)

We had an amazing tour! It was a balance of history, humor and spooky stories! The tales about people that have lived in Mystic, long before we visited were so interesting and left you wanting more…our tour guide, Kim was wonderful! She made it a great experience!

Wonderful!! Our tour guide, Jason was awesome. Very knowledgeable about Mystic and its haunted history! We had a great time and recommend tour to all.

This audio tour was great! It pointed out the key things to look at as well as gave some interesting information

It was great! AJ did an awesome job. Would highly recommend the tour.

Excellent time! Kim was awesome. A must do if you can.