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Nautical museum offers ‘after-hours’ experience

Mystic Seaport is extending the summer weekend experience with "Summer Sunday Evenings" and will offer complimentary after-hours museum admission to all visitors from 5-8 p.m. Sundays in July and August.

Outdoor dining will be available at Schaefer's Spouter Tavern, located in the heart of the museum's village and overlooking the Mystic River. A cash bar will be available, as well as the tavern's regular menu, which features freshly made salads, sandwiches, wraps, soup and desserts.

Visitors are invited to stroll through museum's historic grounds and 19th century village, walk along the picturesque waterfront and listen to live music performed by local musicians. All exhibits will be closed.

The offer is valid July 4, 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

For information, as well as a list of upcoming performers, visit