Historical Mystic CT

Mystic CT is a village comprised of two towns, Groton and Stonington, that share the same zip code but is separated by a drawbridge, known as the Mystic River Bascule Bridge, along the Mystic River. The first settlers settled here in 1654. Although the Stonington side was originally called “Southerton” which was named by the Peqout Indians and translated to the town east of the river. In 1665 General Session voted to change the name “Southerton” to Mistick which is known as Olde Mystick today.

The War of 1812 was had on these lands. Afterwards the area continued to grow prompting the installation of the first bridge in 1819. The drawbridge was built in 1835. In 1890 the village of Mystic became known as Old Mystic.  At this time, without actually merging, they gave up their independent names and became known as Mystic.

These changes were at by the requests of the US Post Office system, which has ever since considered the villages on the two sides of the river, belonging to two different townships, as a single entity for Post Office purposes with the ZIP code 06355. For more information about the village of Mystic CT and its history, visit the Mystic River Historical Society.

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Beautiful aerial view of Downtown Mystic. Courtesy of northeast_aerial_imaging ...

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Don’t miss the Witch Paddle and Coat Drive today at 4! Link in bio to learn more! 📲🧙🏼‍♂️🎃👻
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How much fun would it be to spend Christmas or New Years together with your family or close friends in downtown Mystic? Other Dec dates booked fast, but we still have these festive dates open!! ...

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What a beautiful way to start the day! 🌅 Repost from simplymysticphotography

Sunrise is Mystic

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Downtown Mystic 17 September 1985 just after Hurricane Gloria passed through town. Notice all of the taped up windows: looking west on West Main Street on left;
Everything But the Stamp, Bee Bee Dairy, Beggars Roost, Colosi Jewelers, Mystic River Books and on right;
Mystic Arcade and Emporium, Grader Jewelers, Labyrinth, Sunrise Farms, Wind and Wood, Good Hearted Bears, CT National Bank, Mystic Pizza.
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Tonight’s sunset was a 💯! Anyone else catch it? 🌅 Repost from into_the_mystic_ct

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Nine months before the Mystic Army Navy opened, here we were in November 1992, on the banks of the Mystic River. I was managing the first family business A Stitch in Time boutique, and living my best life Chez Depot with my love ellerytwining and fellow artists and musicians. Larry had just returned from a one year assignment in Desert Storm on board the Admiral Command Ship USS LASALLE with the Joint Task Force Middle East. In April 1992, he retired from the US Navy with 31 years of service. My sister Maria was living in Boston attending college and managing Mass Army Navy in Central Square. It was at this point, after one of our many visits to see her that year, that Larry declared, “Mystic needs an Army Navy store!” It was a perfect fit for him, being back in retail, in Downtown Mystic after 16 years of running Stitch in Time with my mom Jeanne. And he convinced his best friend and our neighbor from Tanglewood in Noank, Bert Dahl, also a Navy Veteran, to open up Mystic Army Navy with him. Larry had a great twenty year run at the helm of the store, and today we remember him on the 8th anniversary of his passing. I inherited my strong work ethic from both of my parents. Growing up in a family run business, plus having a Navy Captain as a father instilled the discipline I carry with me every day. I am very grateful and proud to carry on the family legacy. 27 years with Stitch in Time and now in our 29th year at Mystic Army Navy.
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The missamerica “Show Us Your Shoes Parade went from mysticaquarium to downtown Mystic this morning! Did you catch any of the action? 👠 Repost from whalersinnmystic

There's always something going on in Mystic! Check out the iconic Miss America "Show us your Shoes" parade going by the Whaler's Inn.
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My first wedding of 2021 is in 58 days and YES I am counting! ✨
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Photo: livelovelyphotography
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Fourth of July in Downtown Mystic

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Beyond the corridor of our space-time there are infinite numbers of universes, each of them is governed by its own set of laws and physics.
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Company outing aboard schoonerargia Thank you whalersinnmystic ⚓️
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It’s our 1 year anniversary! Because of your support, feedback and love for the ocean, we’ve been able to keep the positive vibes going. To celebrate and give back, we are offering numerous deals at the shop this weekend and raffling off store credits. $400 in store credits will be raffled off; free T-shirts with any purchase over $75; and 20% off all orders over $100. All of us here at NS sincerely appreciate y’all and strive to bring the best quality local gear at affordable prices. Hope to see you this weekend and at our future beach cleanup events. #thankyou #northswell #liveoutside #downtownmysticct #smallbusinesssupport ...

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Happy Mystic Irish parade day! ☘️🇮🇪 ...

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"It's the kind of inn you always hope will be in a small town, but rarely is." - Stephen Ringer

What an honor to be included in the latest edition of Yolo Journal as their top pick place to stay in Connecticut!

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VACATION DESTINATION

Mystic CT is a quaint village that is active and vibrant. It is located on the southeastern coast of Connecticut, along Interstate 95 and the Connecticut Wine Trail. With cute boutiques, delicious restaurants, nightlife, art galleries, and history, it has become a vacation and wedding destination offering beautiful scenic ocean views. Whether you are considering visiting for the day or the week consider Mystic CT for your next getaway or vacation.

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