Mystic is a picturesque village located on its namesake river that divides the towns Groton and Stonington. It was established in 1654 and is a significant port in eastern Connecticut. Mystic is home to Mystic Seaport, one of the largest maritime museum's in the United States. The museum with its traditional 19th-century village layout, ship-filled harbor, and interactive exhibits throws light on the seaport's extensive seafaring and shipbuilding legacy. The 19th-century whaling ship, last of its fleet, Charles W. Morgan is docked here. Mystic's quaint small-town charm and unhurried pace of life combined with scenic vistas and a chance experience a maritime lifestyle draw visitors through the year. Among the top sights, the Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village are fun for all ages.