Charles W. Morgan
Charles W. Morgan
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Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, Massachusetts728 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully restored 19th Century American whaling ship
    The Charles W. Morgen is a beautifully restored 19th Century American whaling ship, the very last existing example of a once common type of ship. Both the deck of the ship and the crew quarters below it are available to tour; you can see both how the crew lived on its lengthy voyages and how each whale was processed into whale oil onboard. The Morgen was restored just a few years ago (it can now sail to local ports), so everything is is good condition. An interesting way to see a lifestyle and industry once important to American history.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Lee L
    Valhalla, New York1,920 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whaling Ship
    The Charles Morgan is the last whaling ship left from that era. it is located at the Mystic seaport. You can go onboard and walk thru the ship to learn about the whaling industry. They also have docents onboard to answer your questions.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 November 2023
  • connieSanibel_Fl
    Westborough, Massachusetts50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit. Lucky timing.
    The museum has been very well maintained. We were last there 60 years ago. The shops, the crafts, the whaling ship were a delight to visit. Luckily in early Dec., not much of a crowd so we had time to talk with the docents, who were all very knowledgeable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • DLP
    New Jersey1,949 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A whaling ship from long ago
    We visited on a cold January day and despite the weather spent quite a bit of time on this ship. The history of this ship and the whaling industry is fascinating. The boat itself has been restored and in very good condition to the point that it is able to still sail around. There was a docent on the ship to answer questions and we had quite a few. The whole ship is accessible and is really worth the time to visit to get a good idea about the conditions that were endured for this industry
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
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DLP
New Jersey1,949 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We visited on a cold January day and despite the weather spent quite a bit of time on this ship. The history of this ship and the whaling industry is fascinating. The boat itself has been restored and in very good condition to the point that it is able to still sail around. There was a docent on the ship to answer questions and we had quite a few. The whole ship is accessible and is really worth the time to visit to get a good idea about the conditions that were endured for this industry
Written 22 January 2024
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connieSanibel_Fl
Westborough, MA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The museum has been very well maintained. We were last there 60 years ago. The shops, the crafts, the whaling ship were a delight to visit. Luckily in early Dec., not much of a crowd so we had time to talk with the docents, who were all very knowledgeable.
Written 12 December 2023
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY1,920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Charles Morgan is the last whaling ship left from that era. it is located at the Mystic seaport. You can go onboard and walk thru the ship to learn about the whaling industry. They also have docents onboard to answer your questions.
Written 15 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Charles W. Morgen is a beautifully restored 19th Century American whaling ship, the very last existing example of a once common type of ship. Both the deck of the ship and the crew quarters below it are available to tour; you can see both how the crew lived on its lengthy voyages and how each whale was processed into whale oil onboard. The Morgen was restored just a few years ago (it can now sail to local ports), so everything is is good condition. An interesting way to see a lifestyle and industry once important to American history.
Written 22 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

macramz
Tacoma, WA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A great way to spend part of our visit to the Mystic Seaport Museum. Beautiful whaling ship! Be careful to not bump your head:)
Written 29 August 2023
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rtchf141
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
great tour and had a chance for for some hands-on experience hauling sails too, very unique! I would reccomend this to anyone going to Mystic, Ct.
Written 14 December 2022
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PabloMaxNJ
Wayne, NJ154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Go below decks on this historic ship and you will be amazed that men spent years aboard it. The quarters are so cramped and the ceilings so low. It's wonderful that Mystic Seaport has kept this floating piece of history in such great condition--so much so that they actually took it out into the ocean a few years ago.
Written 5 September 2022
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ShermanHoman
Wayland, MA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The village is a trip into life 150 years ago. The ships are great, but the details like how the rope is made, the pharmacy, barrels, sails, all of it is amazing.
Written 28 July 2022
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Margie0813s
Londonderry, NH21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My grandson said this was one of the highlights of our Mystic stay. He liked going below deck to see where the sailors slept.
Written 4 July 2022
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BostonJandP
Beverly, MA195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Morgan is part of Mystic Seaport. Great tour of one of the last whaling ships. Was a very informative and interesting tour.
Written 5 June 2022
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