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Getting to Mystic, Connecticut is usually easy. Getting to Mystic Seaport can be harder.  




It's easy to get to Mystic, Connecticut by car or train:

By Car
Follow Interstate 95 to Exit 90, then drive south following the signs for Mystic Seaport. Here's a map, but note that Mystic Seaport is really on the east bank of the Mystic River on Greenmanville Avenue. It is NOT on the west bank (Grove Ave/River Rd), as written on the Google Map.

The entrance to Mystic Seaport and the museum's main parking lot are less than a mile (1.6 km) south of I-95, but in summer—especially on weekends—two-lane Greenmanville Avenue may be choked with traffic, and it may take quite a while to cover that short distance.

Getting off I-95 at Exit 89 (west of Exit 90) may not be any better, as all traffic in the town of Mystic must cross the Mystic River on the two-lane bascule bridge. Traffic on Main Street in the town center is always heavy in summer, and when the bridge is raised to let boats pass beneath, the traffic stops completely.

By Train
Coming by Amtrak train from New York City, New Haven, Providence or Boston (or points along the way), you can arrive in Mystic, walk from the train station to Mystic Seaport (10 to 15 minutes), spend most of the dayat the Seaport, spend some time in the town of Mystic, then catch an afternoon or evening train onward, or return. More...

Mystic Seaport

Planning Your Visit

Historic Village

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River Cruises

Seaport Exhibits

Mystic Area Homepage

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Amtrak Train, Mystic CT

An Amtrak train arrives at the Mystic CT station.


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