The Welcome Center at the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is open to the public and offers tourist information to visitors interested in Mystic, Groton, Stonington and beyond in Southeastern Connecticut. We are dedicated to being a compass for visitors to the area, directing them to the best adventures, attractions and activities in the Greater Mystic region.

We represent more than 700 members, many of whom are here to entertain, lodge and serve world-class food. Our staff offers concierge services, suggested itineraries and knowledgeable assistance in having the best experience the Mystic area has to offer. We carry a full selection of brochures for you to take with you for your stay.

Please stop by (we're across the street from Mystic Seaport) or give us a call and we will tailor our tourist information services to meet your needs. We offer free WiFi and are pet friendly!

Visit the Welcome Center

Address: 62 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355

Phone: 860-572-9578

In-Season Hours: 7 days a week 9am-6pm through Oct. 31

Off-Season Hours: M-F 9am-5pm starting Nov. 1



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JOB SUMMARY:  Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.

Performs tasks as assigned within guest and staff areas in a safe, efficient and professional manner and in accordance with written departmental procedures. These tasks include but are not limited to: cleaning, dishwashing and re-stocking. Any unusual conditions are to be reported immediately to the supervisor.

Minimum Job Requirements: Must be willing to consistently provide guest service above and beyond expectation.   

Ability to help guests and staff in a professional, outgoing manner.  Must be able to follow both oral and written instructions and take action that is appropriate and effective.  Must maintain a neat uniform and personal appearance.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Must have basic math skills. Must be able to work on a team as well as independently.  Must exhibit self-motivation and a positive attitude.  Must be available weekends. Multilingual; Spanish speaking preferred.



Guest Services Specialist, PT

JOB SUMMARY: Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.   

Provide a positive and engaging experience for every guest by hosting informative natural history talks at variety of animal exhibits. Ensure appropriate safety guidelines are relayed appropriately to guests as needed. Staff interpretative positions as scheduled with a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic. May be asked to work with small marine invertebrates, reptiles, and birds. Maintain knowledge of all aquarium emergency procedures, including guest and animal procedures and respond appropriately. Proactively initiate appropriate contact with guests to provide interesting and helpful information about our campus and collections. Maintain professional demeanor and image. Ensure cleanliness of the facility and maintains the safety of our Guests.

Minimum Job Requirements: Must be willing to consistently provide guest service above and beyond expectations.

Must possess excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public.  Demonstrates friendliness and has an enthusiastic, outgoing personality.  Able to work as part of a team to deliver exemplary customer service at all times to internal and external customers.  Projects professional demeanor and maintains dress code. Able to tolerate outdoor weather conditions and to stand on feet for several hours.  Must be flexible and available on weekends, holidays, and summers. Multilingual; Spanish speaking preferred.

July 2017



Job title: Food Pantry Coordinator

FLSA Status: Hourly (20 Hours per week)

Reports to: Executive Director,  Susan Sedensky


Under the direction of the Executive Director and in coordination with The Social Service Representative, the Food Pantry Coordinator will oversee the operations of the food pantry, including but not limited to supervision and coordination of Food Pantry Volunteers; also will assist in purchasing and restocking of Food Pantry items; track costs and quality control of food; coordination of food drives; monthly statistics for the PNC Executive Director and the United Way of SECT.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Maintains Food Pantry inventory by shopping at Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center. Purchases food and non-food from local stores.
  2. Trains, schedules and provides daily supervision of Food Pantry Volunteers
  3. Responsible for implementing Food Pantry Policies and Procedures.
  4. Oversees the cleanliness of Food Pantry floors, refrigerators, and freezers, and ensures all at the appropriate temperature.
  5. All other duties assigned.


To perform job successfully, individual must be able to perform all essential functions satisfactorily. Must have the ability to apply common sense in all situations.


Food Pantry Volunteers


Must possess or obtain a Food Services Management Certification for Food Safety and Sanitation principals.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds, carry food items, and be able to assist with unloading and moving of food products.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

27 Chase Street

Pawcatuck, CT 06379

(860) 599-3285

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Job Description

POSITION: A/V Technician-Theater Rev.2017

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Information Technology

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, PTT-4-5 days per week.  Hours from 10am-5:00pm. Weekend work will be required.

Exempt (Salaried)     ☒ Non Exempt Hourly     ☐ Full-Time   ☒ Part-Time     ☐ Temporary

JOB SUMMARY:  Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.  
Work with the Foxwoods Marine Theater staff assisting in the technical aspects of the daily sea lion show. The Audio Visual Technician performs technical services with minimal supervision.

Minimum Job Requirements:  Must be willing to consistently provide guest service above and beyond expectation.
A/V technology or related field and/or equivalent experience.  Working knowledge of PCs running Windows XP.  Knowledge of video projectors.    Physically able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Multilingual; Spanish speaking preferred.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide technical support with lighting, audio and video during the live performances.

  • Operate, configure and maintain a PC based lighting system.

  • Set and adjust audio levels for vocals and recorded programming.

  • Switch media playback via seamless switcher, DVD and PC.

  • Maintain AV equipment in booth and throughout the facility.

  • Operate projector and other A/V equipment during programs at the Aquarium.

  • Uphold Information Technology department guidelines, as well as recommend new and improved methods to better service and ensure compatibility.

  • Adhere to and maintain a positive working relationship with all company employees and department managers to optimize working relationships and communications.

  • Assist with programing of lighting.


  • All employees are responsible for working in a safe manner at all times.

  • Every employee must properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized hazards.

  • Every employee must report any unsafe condition

  • Every employee must have a working knowledge of all Facility wide, and Department specific, safety procedures that relate to their position, including, but not limited to:  Emergency Evacuation, Lockdown Procedure, and Fire Extinguisher Use.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Sea Research Foundation, Inc. (dba Mystic Aquarium) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Supervisory Responsibility: ☐ Yes ☒ No



Welcome to Mystic, Connecticut! 
Visiting Mystic, Connecticut?
Stop by
our welcome center for tourist information!

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, the hustle and bustle of Downtown Mystic, and Captain’s mansions lining the winding roads all contribute to making Mystic so special forvisitors and residents alike. Once you've returned home, we know it won't be long before you’ll be planning your next visit to Mystic, Connecticut.

If Mystic is home base and you're heading to Westerly, Newport, and Rhode Island beaches, we have you covered.

Things to Do and Places to See in Mystic, CT

Adventures & Attractions

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Foxwoods Resort Casino


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Mystic Aquarium

Ship models
Mystic Seaport, Museum of

America and the Sea

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        Historic Downtown Mystic      

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Olde Mistick Village

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Mohegan Sun: Casino, Resort in CT

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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

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Nature's Art Village & 
The Dinosaur Place

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Argia Mystic Cruises

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Mystic Luxury Cinemas


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Mystic Indoor Sports


Museums & More

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Mashantucket Pequot Museum
& Research Center

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Mystic Aquarium

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Denison Homestead Museum

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Mystic Museum of Art

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Mystic Seaport, Museum of
America and the Sea

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USS Nautilus & Submarine
Force Museum, Groton

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Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington

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Mystified Live Adventure
Escape Rooms, Mystic

Vineyards & Breweries

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Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington

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Stonington Vineyards

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Epicure Brewing, Norwich

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Jonathan Edwards Vineyard,
North Stonington

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Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Ledyard

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Preston Ridge Vineyard, Preston

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Cottrell Brewing Company, Pawcatuck

 Dog Friendly


Some fur friendly places to eat:

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Engine Room

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Mystic Market East & West

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Sift Bakery

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Mango's Wood Fired Pizza Co.


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Sea Swirl

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Costello’s Clam Shack

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Sea View Snack Bar 

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Pink Basil 

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Jealous Monk

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Oyster Club Treehouse

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Bleu Squid Bakery & Breakfast Cafe


Let your friend take you for a walk and show you the sights...nose first!

River Road, Mystic

Mystic Peace Sanctuary

Enders Island

Coogan Farm

UConn Avery Point

Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve Trail

Esker Point Beach

Central Bark Dog Park, Groton

Copp Family Park, Groton



Some fur friendly places to stay:

Harbour Inne & Cottage

Hampton Inn & Suites

Residence Inn by Marriott

Quality Inn

Days Inn Mystic

Howard Johnson

Hyatt Place Mystic

Ramada Inn Groton

Bed and Breakfasts of Mystic Coast & Country


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Black Dog General Store

Downtown Mystic 

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Olde Mistick Village

 Kid-Friendly Restaurants

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Sea View Snack Bar


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Costello’s Clam Shack

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Captain Daniel Packer Inne


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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

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Mystic Depot Roasters


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Bleu Squid Bakery & Breakfast Cafe

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Engine Room

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Mystic Pizza


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Historic Downtown Mystic 

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Plan Your Visit to Mystic, CT

Mystic Country 

Seafarer’s Trail PDF 
Historic Downtown Mystic
This Is Mystic
Visit New England




Tour the Mystic Area
Welcome to Mystic! Located at the mouth of the Mystic River between Groton and Stonington, the charming seaport of Mystic is known for its unique retail shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries. Minutes from world-class gaming and entertainment, there are a variety of attractions that offer adventure in every direction.  



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David Brown, Groton Rotary; Darrell Fox, Ameriprise 

Are you starting a business in the Mystic, Groton,
or Stonington-side of the river? 

The Mystic area has a zip code but no municipality.  Stonington, East of the Mystic River,  and  Groton, West of the Mystic River, are the governing bodies that regulate and register businesses. Whether you want to start your own business or begin a career in the area, Southeastern Connecticut offers numerous resources and opportunities for employers and employees alike.Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce can help you get the lay of the land, introduce you to our business community, and  help you find resources for your needs. We are your local chamber, focused on helping you build relationships for your success.  

Resources & GMCC Economic Partners

Town of Groton  860-446-5995 or visit to determine your location

City of Groton  860-446-4102

Town of Stonington 860-535-5050

The Greater Mystic Chamber is your first stop for referrals and information. Come see us for statistics and referrals. Meet with SCORE in our conference room. 

seCTer ( Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region) is dedicated to strengthening our local economy and can help with marketing and business development. 

CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center) has town based statistics and research services, marketing services, and economic development services. Click here for Town Profiles & Statistics

UCONN Small Business Development Center can meet with you and help you navigate as you investigate starting a business in our region. 

Step Up is a Subsidized Training and Employment Program  - your company may be eligible for incentive programs for hiring certain candidates.

PTAP is Procurement Technical Assistance Program - Your company could match the government's needs - reserch a government contract availability and qualifications through this SECTer sponsored program.



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 Historic Downtown Mystic shop owners Celebrate the yearly Christmas Stroll 


These venues offer conference rooms at a minimum or free: 

VFW Mystic Event Room 

Mystic & Noank Library Ames Room 

GMCC Conference Room 

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union - Mystic 


Jobs in the New England Creative Economy and Why They Matter - Read Article

Drawbridge Carole DrongFirst settled in the 17th century, Mystic has been a crossroads for the curious for nearly 350 years. Today, it is a thriving community with the types of services one expects to find in a place where thousands live, work and play every day.

For a complete listing of municipalities and contact information, click here.


Groton Public Schools
P.O. Box K 49
Groton, CT 06340

Phone: 1-860-572-2100
Fax: 1-860-572-2107

To register a new student you must bring:

  • Shot and medical records
  • Birth Certificate
  • All School Records
  • Physical (Will waive if you have a signed by a doctor within the past year.) You have 6 weeks to conduct the physical.

Stonington Public Schools
North Stonington Rd./P.O. Box 479
Old Mystic, CT 06372

Phone: 1-860-572-0506
Fax: -1-860-5721470

To register a new student you must bring:

  • Birth Certificate - for Kindergarten only
  • Physical and shot record
  • School records

* call the individual schools for further information


Private Schools


Montessori Discovery School
218 Dudley Street
Norwich, CT 06360



Pine Point
89 Barnes Road
Stonington, CT 06378



St. Michael's School
63 Liberty Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379

Phone: 860.599.1084


The Williams School
182 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320



State Schools


Ella T. Grasso - Southeastern Technical High School
189 Fort Hill Rd.
Groton, CT 06340

Phone: 860-448-0220

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For complete demographic information, visit CERC here.