Mystic Seaport is a beautiful open-air museum in southeastern Connecticut. It is one of the oldest such attractions in the United States. It offers a look at how a seacoast community would have looked, and what its livelihood would have been like, in the 19th century. There are several ships and dozens of historical structures. Entry is a little expensive, but there is so much to see and do inside, including crafts for the kids, sailing excursions, and living history demonstrations.