Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea - is the United State's leading maritime museum.
Mystic Seaport is primarily divided into four sections:
- A re-created 19th-Century Village, complete with Museum educators who teach about each building's role in a coastal community;
- The Waterfront, featuring tall ships and other historic vessels that one can climb aboard and explore;
- The Preservation Shipyard, where one can watch the restoration of antique vessels using traditional methods and tools; and
- A diverse selection of formal Exhibits and Galleries.
Founded in 1929, more than 300,000 people continue to visit Mystic Seaport annually.