Welcome to the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce
The Mystic Welcome Center is Open Daily
The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to being a compass for visitors to the Mystic, Groton, and Stonington regions of Connecticut, directing them to the best adventures and activities in the Greater Mystic region. While we understand the importance of tourism in our region, we're also dedicated to the hundreds of businesses that deliver on the promise of providing a great experience to Mystic visitors every day: Our Members.
What does a visit to Mystic, Connecticut look like? Historic, epicurian, walkable, picturesque, waterfront, award-winning. In Mystic, you won't have to imagine the history that comes from this 19th century ship-building community. Mystic has preserved her rich history meticulously; boats sitting in calm, blue waters as they await the opening of the Bascule Drawbridge, tall ships tied to the wharf, and Captain’s mansions lining the winding roads all contribute to making Mystic so special for visitors and residents alike.
As you're seated for dinner in a village where everything new keeps the old name for decades, you’ll notice that the pinky, sunset sky catches in 17th-century windows. You'll taste a wide variety of seafood freshly-harvested that very morning, while savoring the hops of our locally-brewed IPA. Afterwards, take a stroll through the store-lined streets of Downtown Mystic while searching for that special item that you just can't live without. Once you've returned home, we know it won't be long before you’ll be planning your next visit to Mystic, Connecticut.
Celebrating 60 Years of the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival 1957-2017
Planned and exectuted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest of its kind in the Northeast region, and draws more than 85,000 people from around New England and beyond during this two day event. As a juried art show, the Art Festival serves an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors and residents from surrounding communities including Groton, New London, Waterford, and southern Rhode Island.
The festival showcases over 230 artists, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival (MOAF) is free of charge, and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children's Art Park.
Thank You to our 2017 MOAF Sponsors
M. J. Sauchuk | A Thyme to Cook