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Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum is a dog-friendly attraction in Mystic, CT. Walk the grounds with your leashed pet and explore the museum's shipyard, nineteenth-century village re-creation, and nine gardens or enjoy a stroll along the river. Leashed pets are welcome on the museum grounds, although they are not permitted in any buildings or museum vessels. Rent a rowboat or sailboat to spend an hour exploring the Mystic River in a traditional small craft. Choose one of more than a dozen boats that vary in capacity from 2 to 5 people (plus a dog). Boathouse staff will set you up with life jackets, oars, and other gear. Pricing for boat rentals vary. Visit Website

Or call (860) 572-0711 or email info@mysticseaport.org for more information.


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Mystic Seaport Museum has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 3,388 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kim
    Aug 4, 2023
    Very Interesting

    Although we couldn't take Waffles into buildings or on any of the ships, we did have a good time. It was all very interesting.

  • Amy
    Jul 22, 2022
    Fun Day!

    My husband and I have always visited Mystic so we were so excited to find out we could take our dog! Dogs are allowed on the grounds only, they can't go in any buildings or on any of the big boats. However, you can rent a small boat and take your dog for a ride. We took the peddle boat which was perfect for the two of us and our small pup. They have water bowls all around the grounds as well. We went on a very hot day so we didn't stay long as there was no place to cool down, but you are able to come back for free on the same day so we brought our dog home to cool off and returned for a few more hours. A fun day for all!

  • Angie
    Jul 8, 2022
    16 paws up!

    4 Chihuahua mixes, all rescue, enjoyed a great day! We brought their stroller so we were able to take them into most exhibits.

  • Larissa
    Oct 9, 2021
    Free re-entry

    great but I recommend that you go into the museums and ships then come back later to enjoy the area since you get free re- entry

  • Valerie
    Jul 11, 2021
    Tourist trap

    Pets technically allowed, but not on vessels or exhibits or in buildings. At a cost of $25/person this was a waste for me. Geared for 2 legged pets (aka kids).

  • Catherine
    Jun 22, 2019
    A Good Visit

    Enjoyed a beautiful day. Dogs are welcome throughout the seaport and at all the outdoor dining spots. Lots and soft grass and shady trees to lounge under. We had a great time.

  • Carol
    More than a year ago
    What a good day

    We really enjoyed our stroll through the Mystic Seaport today. It was great to be able to bring our dog, staff were very welcoming. We just had to skip the inside exhibits. Even had a great lunch under the trees at one of their restaurants that allows you to have your dog at the table.

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