Mystic Seaport to Offer Tours of Sabino, Morgan, Mayflower II

Mystic Seaport to Offer Tours of Sabino, Morgan, Mayflower II
Sabino, photo/Mystic Shipyard.

This winter, visitors to Mystic Seaport can go behind the scenes and explore the ships currently undergoing repairs at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at the Mystic Seaport.

Mayflower II departs Plymouth by tug. photo courtesy of: Kristen Oney-Plimoth Plantation
Mayflower II departs Plymouth by tug. photo courtesy of: Kristen Oney-Plimoth Plantation

Guided tours will showcase restoration work on the 1908 steamboat Sabino and Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II.

Visitors can get an up-close look at the vessels and listen as the Seaport’s knowledgeable Interpretation staff share details about the ships’ history and current restoration.

Also on tap is a guided tour of the Museum’s flagship, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, which is back at Chubb’s Wharf after last summer’s historic 38th Voyage. Climb aboard and explore the last wooden whaleship in the world and learn more about her 173-year-old history.

Tours will go out rain or shine and begin and end at the Museum’s main entrance.

Tours will be held weekends through Feb. 8, 2015.

Cost: $10, members; $12, non-members

To reserve tickets go to the Mystic Seaport website HERE.

Whaling Museum Prepares for Morgan’s Arrival
Charles W. Morgan, photo/Mystic Seaport