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This site shows off our favorite things to do and see in the Mystic Country Connecticut region. Enjoy exploring. We know you will love it as much as we do! - Karin, Liz and crew at Mystic Country

Mystic Country museum gift shops offer unique finds.

Mystic Country museum gift shops offer unique finds.

Absinthine, Michaelle Pearson, Old Lyme, CT. Photo courtesy of Florence Griswold Museum. Many Mystic Country museums offer an opportunity to explore AND shop for the very unique. No question, you can find some amazing gifts in the below Mystic Country gift shops, whether your “giftee” enjoys maritime themes, native American trinkets, jewelry, or...

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Catch the Butterflies at Lyman Allyn Art Museum through Jan. 4

Catch the Butterflies at Lyman Allyn Art Museum through Jan. 4

A local artist’s installation paying homage to butterflies in the exhibit Catch the Butterflies will be on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum through January 4. Brian Keith Stephens’ hanging butterfly scrolls will grace the GlassenBerg Gallery from floor to ceiling in celebration of these much-loved creatures, which represent personal transformation...

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Mystic Seaport to begin restorations on the Mayflower II ship

Mystic Seaport to begin restorations on the Mayflower II ship

Photo courtesy of Plimouth Plantation. The Mystic Seaport is joining the renowned Plimouth Plantation in a highly anticipated restoration project – the Mayflower II, an historic ship that educates Plantation visitors on the Pilgrims and their trip to America nearly 400 years ago. Work on the nearly 60-year-old, full-scale, historic reproduction ship, is...

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Holiday shopping in Mystic Country.

Holiday shopping in Mystic Country.

Along with the general holiday awesomeness, there’s an added bonus that comes with visiting Mystic Country around this time of year – the holiday shopping. Unique is the word, in venue and in what you will find..  Here are a few of our favorite places and events, beginning with a Thanksgiving tradition – the Santa Hat Special at The Christmas...

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Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

Holiday tidings and Santa sightings in Mystic Country.

The holiday season is here, and Mystic Country is gearing up for for this year’s bountry of holiday tidings and Santa sightings, from tree lightings to parades to chats with Santa. If you’re planning your parade routes and tree lightings, we have parades from one corner of Mystic Country to the other. The festivities begin on Thanksgiving weekend...

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Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

Spend Christmas Eve in 1876 at a Lantern Light Tour.

One of our favorite holiday traditions kicks off Nov. 29 – Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. This is the 35th installment of the event, which features an original script written by playwright Jacques Lamarre inspired by the classic Twelve Days of Christmas. And we guarantee it will bring some laughs! The tours are 70 minutes, and guests follow the...

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Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The way we worked” visits Groton Public Library.

The powerful traveling Smithsonian exhibit The Way We Worked’s latest tour stop is the Groton Public Library, from November 8 through December 21, 2014. This exhibit documents the diversity of the American workforce through the years, detailing the different types of work and the ways that work has enhanced our country, from miners to truckers to factory and...

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Pequot Museum.

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been rolling out some wonderful events. Next up are a number of interesting films and lectures as well as some unique must-dos. The Pequot Cafe will be offering traditional Thanksgiving fare at the Pequot Cafeteria Wednesday, Nov. 26 -29 from 11...

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Get hungry – it’s Mystic Restaurant Week, Nov. 10-16.

Get hungry – it’s Mystic Restaurant Week, Nov. 10-16.

It’s Mystic Restaurant Week from Nov. 10 -16, 2014 which means special price dining and menus for lunch and dinner. Anyone who knows Mystic knows that we have some of the best food in the state all in one place, so it’s a great week to come out and sample some new dishes! Participating restaurants include the Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Go Fish, Octagon,...

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Putnam’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride, October 25.

Putnam’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride, October 25.

It’s fall in Putnam, and that means it’s time for one of our favorite events – the Great Pumpkin Festival and Foliage Train Ride. On Saturday, Oct. 25, downtown Putnam turns into a fall fairytale, complete with the “Official Great Pumpkin,” arts and crafts for kids, food, live music, special pumpkin recipes (our favorite part of the whole day) and...

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