Mystic, Connecticut

Leaving the large oak trees with moss and southern hospitality, our family ventured into building a new life in New England. Having spent most of our life in the South, the landscape of the beautiful hills, farms, and the historic Colonial era homes was a wonderful change of view. Our first stop was Mystic, Connecticut where we resided while looking for a new home. Breathtaking harbor views and a quaint charming town is what awaited us.

Mystic “village” was founded in 1654 and became known as a “shipbuilding center during the clipper ship era.” Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century homes dot the scenic roads along the Mystic River just outside of Downtown Main Street. This charming coastal town is a picturesque New England village with beautiful scenery all around.

Other interesting Mystic Village facts:

  • The Mystic River flows into the Long Island Sound
  • Key West, Florida was founded by Mystic sea captains
  • The sea sled was made in the Mystic Seaport
  • Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall honeymooned at the Inn at Mystic

Beautiful old homes align around Mystic Seaport
Victorian home near the seaport
Quaint local shops and restaurants align downtown Mystic

Walking through downtown by the harbor, you feel a sense of times gone by as the old storefronts nestle along the street. From Antiques to coastal inspired shopping, many great places to shop for merchandise you may not find anywhere else.

The Mariner Restaurant
Best Clam Chowder at The Mariner
Sift Bakery  ~ Chef and owner of a Mystic bakery was named “Best Baker in America” in 2018 by Food Network

The Mystic Seaport Museum has the Charles W. Morgan ship to board and get an insider’s view of. This is the last wooden whaleship in the world-only the USS Constitution is older!

Charles W. Morgan ship
Interior of ship

A visit to Mystic is highly recommended to soak up the old seaside atmosphere, along with experiencing the majestic beauty of Mystic Seaport!

Recommended website:

Town of Mystic | CTvisit

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