Okay, so it’s really my very much alive husband I’m talking about. But he really is a ghost in Mystic Seaport’s Nautical Nightmares production, which kicks off for a 3-weekend run on Friday, October 16.
This year’s theme, “Blood of the Mutineers,” is not geared to the faint of heart nor children under the age of 12, but if you want to experience something a bit more jolting than carving a jack-o-lantern or going to a costume party, Nautical Nightmares is your ticket for a haunting and memorable evening during this Halloween month.
The nightly small group tours begin at 6:15 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes from.Mystic Seaport’s North Gate entrance. Ticket holders will be met there and guided along darkened Museum village streets in search of clues related to the unfolding drama they’ll witness in various stops along the way.
You might want to put a flashlight in your pocket to scare away any ghosts you might encounter. However, you can sock it to them simply by donating a pair of new or gently worn women’s or children’s socks, shoes or athletic footwear on performance nights. Donations will benefit the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut.
Nautical Nightmares has become a very popular event at Mystic Seaport since its debut eight years ago. The sooner you buy tickets, the better. The cost (which includes a $2 handling fee) is $21 for adults ($19 for members) and $20 for children ($18 for member youth). Again, Mystic Seaport does not recommend bringing children under age 12 to this event.
Purchase tickets online at www.mysticseaport.org/nauticalnightmares or by calling 860.572.5322 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m.
Blog written by Trudi Busey.
Many people travel north to Vermont and New Hampshire to enjoy the vibrant colors of a New England autumn. With recent fuel prices and economic troubles weighing on the shoulders of leaf peepers everywhere, a trip north may not be feasible. Mystic Seaport offers the perfect solution. The Museum boasts 19 acres of beautiful grounds brimming with autumnal glory. Wander in and out of incredible exhibits and enjoy a true New England fall day in our re-created seafaring community.
The area of Mystic, CT, has a 300-year maritime history and fortunately for you, Mystic Seaport is striving to preserve that history. Many of the vessels you can see along our waterfront were built locally, or have roots in the New England maritime community. Your appreciation for 19th-century craftsmanship is sure to be heightened by the framing of nature’s beauty.
The picture above was taken facing the Mystic River from the Planetarium located on the north end of the grounds.
The fall air a little too crisp for you? Step inside the Shipsmith shop and warm up while watching our craftsmen hard at work. Or, venture over to the Buckingham-Hall House and see what’s cooking over the flames.
If you’re looking for a spook or two, join us for the Nautical Nightmares. Tickets are on sale now. Find out more at www.mysticseaport.org.
Kids can’t seem to resist the sound of crunching leaves. They’re sure to also love our kid-friendly area near the Planetarium which features a Children’s Museum, The Art Spot and our very own fleet of wooden boats where kids can pretend to be captains and pirates in a sea of leaves.
And what’s the best part about autumn at Mystic Seaport? Children who visit us on October 24-25 and November 1-2 will get into the Museum for half price! Pretty good bargain if you ask us.
Make sure you Fall into Fun this autumn at Mystic Seaport! We’ll hold onto the majestic autumn leaves as long as we can.