Also, the world's only remaining whaling ship in the world, the Charles W Morgan, is up on lifts being totally restored, and you can explore the ship! You can watch a cooper make barrels, watch a smith forge iron, and listen to live mariner's songs courtesy of one of the many well-educated, friendly staff. This is all aside from the fact that Mystic river is absolutely breathtaking!
On the way back, we stopped at Abbot's Lobster in the Rough. We ate lobster rolls, clam chowder, corn, and coffee for grand total of 40 bucks, and it was definitely the best lobster roll I have ever had. It's right on the water and there are all sorts of greedy seagulls hanging around trying to snatch food. If you go to Mystic, bring your GPS and go eat there on the way back! Here are some pictures from the weekend:
Inside the apothecary store
What I would give to have these added to my collection...
Inside the rope making structure
Three views of ship heads, my favorite part of the whole museum
Abbots Lobster in the Rough