Summertime may be high season for Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, but there is plenty to experience during the winter at this living museum. The Seaport’s Preservation Shipyard is open and active work is being done to restore vessels there. And a visit to the village’s bank or druggist will bring you in contact with a volunteer who can provide history and information on village life in he 19th century.
I just visited the museum for the Annual Community Carol Sing around Christmastime. In 2012, the museum celebrated the 57th annual carol sing, with non-perishable food donations benefiting a local food bank/neighborhood center.