Date Of Event: March 24, 2018
Location: Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT (about 1 hour southeast of Hartford, CT and 1 and a half hours southwest of Boston, MA)
Hours: Presently open daily, 9:00 – 5:00 (hours may vary depending on the season)
2018 Hours of Operation
- January 4 – March 23: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.***
- February 19: (Presidents Day) Open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- March 24 – October 26: Open Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- October 27 – November 25: Open Daily, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- November 22: Closed (Thanksgiving Day)
- November 26 – December 23: Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- December 24-25: Closed.
- December 26-December 31: Open Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Adult – $28.95
Senior (ages 65+) – $26.95
Youth (ages 4-14) – $18.95
Children (3 and younger) – Free
Parking: there is a free parking lot across the street from the Seaport Museum. There is also additional parking across the street from the parking lot for overflow
Handicapped Accessible: Yes, but not all of the buildings are accessible to the handicapped. Approximately one-third of our buildings have wheelchair-accessible entrances; interior access varies. The village’s unpaved roads are generally firm and stable suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. All roads are basically level with a few slight inclines located near the Children’s Museum, Treworgy Planetarium and Membership Building. (see link below for more info)
Dog Friendly: Yes, leashed dogs are allowed. But they are not allowed in the buildings
Website: Mystic Seaport
Highlights: living museum with character actors, boats, replicas of historic homes, figureheads, lighthouse replica, play area for children
- For an after museum viewing treat, Mystik Village, an open area shopping mall is a mere.9 miles away on Coogan Blvd
- the museum’s main parking lot can fill up quickly if you don’t get there early. Additional parking can be found in the lots off Rossie St on the other side of the main parking lot
Websites: Mystic Seaport
Fun Fact: The Budweiser Clydesdales were first introduced to the public on April 7, 1933, to celebrate the end of Prohibition
The neighs had it in Mystic, CT, last month.
The main attraction of the Mystic Irish Parade which was held on Sunday, March 25, the Busch-Anheuser Clydesdales were on display for visitors to view and photograph before they lead the parade, after paying the paltry entrance fee to the Seaport Museum.
The only downside to the viewing of the horses was they were kept behind bars in their stables for both the safety of the horses as well as the safety of the visitors. However, if you were lucky and patient, you could get a glimpse of the handlers washing their horses.
Each Clydesdale had their own stall and were kept in a tented area. The unit of measurement used to determine a horses’ height is called HH or “hands.” One hand equals about 10 centimeters or 4 inches.
Some of the Clydesdales were either camera shy or more interested in their food. Merlin was one of these horses.
Merlin is going to be 7 in May. He weighs 1,950 pounds and his height is 19 HH or 6 feet, 4 inches.
Rico just turned 9 years old. Happy birthday, Rico! He is 18.2 HH (6 feet, 2 inches tall) and he clocked in at 1,972 lbs.
Phoenix is 8 years old and weighs 1,975 pounds. Phoenix is 18.1 HH (6 feet, 1 inch tall)
Lucky is going to be 9 in May. Lucky weighs in at 1,930 pounds and is listed as being 18.2 HH (6 ft 2 inches).
Larussa is a 1,940 7 year old Clydesdale. Larussa is 18.1 HH (just over 6 feet)
Royal is a very hungry 1,800 pound, 7 year old horse. Royal is 18 HH (6 feet tall).
Yet another May baby, Jack will be 11 next month. He is 18.1 HH (just over 6 feet tall).
Master, a 1,825 pound and 18HH (6 feet tall) horse, turned 7 on New Year’s Day.
Ivan, a 1,775 pound and 17.2 HH (5.8 feet tall) horse, turned 9 on New Year’s Day.
The Budweiser truck that transported the beautiful Clydesdales was parked right outside the tent.
There was also a Budweiser dog named Barley. While I was unable to photograph Barley, I did photograph a puppy in Barley’s stall.
Speaking of dogs, since Mystic Seaport is a dog friendly attraction and the weather was, uncharacteristically for New England this time of the year, mild there were numerous dogs attending the event.
Shantie (“peace” in Sanskrit) is a 7 month old Golden Retriever. Eventually, Shantie is going to be trained to be a therapy dog.
Sara, a foster dog, is a 3 year old Border Collie. What a beautiful coat and ears!
Matthew is a 6 year old Havanese. I love the cute smile on Matthew.
The appropriately named for this venue, Sailor is a 1 year old Lab mix. I was particularly drawn to Sailor because she bears a striking similarity to my mom’s new adopted dog, Holly, who you may see in future photo shoots.