Mystic Seaport to Build New Exhibition Hall

Entrance of proposed design of the exhibition hall. Illustrations/Mystic Seaport/Centerbrook Architects.
Entrance of proposed design of the exhibition hall. Illustration/Mystic Seaport/Centerbrook Architects.

Hartford Courant: For decades, visitors to Mystic Seaport have enjoyed a 19th-century seafaring village with cobblestone walks, colonial-style buildings, and moored period whaling ships that can be toured.

The first major construction project at the Seaport in 50 years will take a different tack.

A new $11.5 million exhibition hall will have a curved roof resembling a wave caught in mid-curl and timbers evoking the hull of a whaling ship. The modern, sleek look is inspired by essential elements of the Seaport but doesn’t mimic them and will stand out in a landscape of hard angles, multi-paned windows and fieldstone.

Read more about the new exhibition hall planned for Mystic Seaport.

Courtyard of the exhibition hall. Illustration/Mystic Seaport/Centerbrook Architects.
Courtyard of the exhibition hall. Illustration/Mystic Seaport/Centerbrook Architects.