Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mystic, ca 1870

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2015

One of the exhibits at Mystic Seaport is this 1/128th scale model of the Mystic River and what the area looked like back about 1870.  The total model is over 50 feet long and depicts the area of Mystic, shown here, as well as the area which today is part of Mystic Seaport.  There are over 250 dwellings, barns, shops and 5 shipyards depicted here.  The model was started in 1958, and work continues upon it today by some of the original volunteers who started it.  


  1. I love exhibits like this... and it looks like a LOT of care and hard work went into this one.

    1. I like this model too. I like to find the buildings depicted here that might still be standing. There are quite a few..