10 Things to Do in North Stonington That You Shouldn't Miss

November 10, 2017 Frederic Celentano

North Stonington is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 5,297 at the 2010 census. North Stonington was split off from Stonington in 1724.
Restaurants in North Stonington

1. Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

110 Pequot Trl, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3823 +1 800-411-9671
Excellent
76%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 365 reviews

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center

The Pequot Museum, located in an ancient cedar forest minutes away from Foxwoods Resort Casino, is the largest Native American museum of its kind in the world.

Reviewed By ChanEvan - Memphis, Tennessee

Boston Friends took me to the incredible Pequot Indian Museum in Mashantucket, one hour away. One Friend was descended from the Native American Nation of the Nipmuc, indigenous to Central Massachusetts.

I have never experienced anything like the intricate detailed history & the lifestyles portrayed in the elaborate exhibits. I found parts of the Pequot’s journey to be difficult & sad, & the Pequot War & Massacre of 1636-38 to be most upsetting.

Immersed in this fascinating experience for 4 hours, I was not ready to leave @ Closing time. I have shared the many photos I took with others who enjoyed them.

The Museum is excellent for all ages. Please do not miss it.

2. Wilcox Park

711/2 High St., Westerly, RI +1 401-596-8590
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Wilcox Park

Reviewed By Joe_from_Boston - Andover, MA

Fabulously well maintained arboretum-style park. Most trees labeled with there name. Often the site of special events like the Mem Day Weekend Art Show, Westerly Pops and Fireworks, Shakespeare in the Park, and more. Very nice to visit and walk around even if no event!

3. Stonington Vineyards

523 Taugwonk Rd, Stonington, CT 06378-1805 +1 860-535-1222
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 143 reviews

Stonington Vineyards

Reviewed By Curious_Chemist - Connecticut

This is one of the more picnic friendly wineries we have encountered and have had one here in the past. The grounds are large and there is a good amount of tables for sharing a glass of wine and a large green for spreading out...MoreDear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with future visitors, and will hope to welcome you back again soon for a picnic! Thanks again! Best, Stonington Vineyards Management

4. Dalice Elizabeth Winery

6 Amos Rd, Preston, CT 06365-8701 +1 860-930-9198
Excellent
69%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
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4.5 based on 114 reviews

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

When family and friends get together there is a magical sense of camaraderie of family. Il Cantina Sociale di La Familglia is Our Society of Wine Producers & you are now a member of the family. Throughout your days of wine-making with us you will learn from second, third & fourth generation Italian-Americans the joys and traditions of wine making. From crushing and pressing to racking and bottling, you will be involved in each step resulting in your own barrel of Vino della Casa labeled, of course, with your name. During your time with us, in addition to working with the grapes, we invite you to experience the Italian way, as we know it. We will share with you our new family, the great meals, the lore, the tradition and the story telling that has made for such camaraderie and resulted in so many special times. You'll probably even pick up a few of our favorite phrases and gestures along the way. We invite you to stroll the gardens, play a game of bocce or horseshoes, or lend a hand in the kitchen preparing for the evening's feast!

Reviewed By DFS60 - Norwich, Connecticut

This winery is probably the best around this area. It has a beautiful little pond where one can sit in Adirondack chairs just lounging away. You can bring in your own snacks. And well behaved DOGS are allowed!!!! Sometimes they have music playing. They also sponsor lobster bakes on Amos Lake with bonfires- beautiful and fun. The owners are a hoot- great sense of humor and very entertaining. Their wine is pretty good although a small bottle was a little pricey. This is a great place for a first date or night/afternoon out with friends.

5. Jonathan Edwards Winery

74 Chester Maine Rd, North Stonington, CT 06359-1303 +1 860-535-0202
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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4 based on 190 reviews

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Jonathan Edwards Winery is situated upon a picturesque 48-acre hilltop in North Stonington, CT. We handcraft premium Napa Valley and Connecticut Estate wines. Enjoy a tasting or a glass, tour the winery and vineyards, or bring a picnic lunch. Take home a bottle or become a member of one of our Wine Clubs. Open year round - 7 days a week from 11am - 5pm. Our daily complimentary tour is at noon.

Reviewed By alonsegs - Israel

The winery is a good place to sit and relax, as we mostly like red wine, we took the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, both very good and both barrel aged.

6. Mystic Dark Room

325 Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-3013 +1 860-536-3671
Excellent
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5 based on 62 reviews

Mystic Dark Room

Mystic Dark Room is an intimate show lounge offering unique entertainment experiences, accommodating its guests with all front row seating, allowing all who enter to feel like a VIP. Up a winding staircase, past the iron and brass gates, guests escape into a chic metro-loft atmosphere, ornamented with leather couches, private tables, larger than life concert style sets, lighting and special effects. This year’s line-up includes adult’s only fare with Grab weekend evenings in the fall. In December, Nutcracker Spectacular is the holiday hit that is returning from Foxwood’s Grand Theater to make Mystic its new home, with an extravaganza that’s family oriented and packed with edge of your seat excitement. February shifts gears back to an adult evening line-up with Flash perfect for sharing with a Valentine, and March marks the encore season of The Little Mermaid a Broadway style “dancical” that enchanted children and families last spring. Guests attending Grab or Flash are invited to BYOB, relax and unwind with wine, champagne, ale or brew - or their non-alcoholic beverage of choice. Following all shows, the soirée continues with intriguing interactions between guests and artists - we encourage you to take advantage of the dance floor and light show.

Reviewed By Liz D

I've attended serveral performances at the Mystic Dark Room and they are always an amazing experience. From an evening out with my husband to an afternoon with the family - they offer a variety of performances throughout the year. I especially love The Nutcracker where the dancers keep the beautiful tradition of the ballet but bring in unique touches to make the performance even more memorable. The intimate setting makes you feel like you're part of the show!

7. Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT +1 860-572-5315
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Charles W. Morgan

Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

Reviewed By tmrlm - the fort

The last of it's kind an old whaling vessel.When we were there the sailors explained about the ship, you can take your time and look around at designated times the explain about the vessel and demonstrated the loading and unloading singing sailors songs. Quite interesting all around. We could even watch them raise the sails. Very informative

8. Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

455 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3830 +1 860-383-4340
Excellent
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4 based on 180 reviews

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Shop over 70 stores at Tanger Outlets Foxwoods Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Nike, Coach, Banana Republic,Tommy Hilfiger, Vineyard Vines, Michael Kors, Under Armour and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

Reviewed By Kris91 - Providence, Rhode Island

We visited on February 20 and I guess the Presidents' Day sales were over. There's a decent selection of stores in a clean, comfortable (indoor) environment. I will definitely return and hopefully time my visit to coincide with sales.Hi Kris, TangerStyle is coming up! From 3/9 - 4/15 you can visit Shopper Services and receive 25% off coupons for single items and some participating stores are offering 20% off entire purchase. Hope to see you for some spring shopping!

9. Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-1972 +1 860-572-0711
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.

Reviewed By Jon5440 - Arlington, Virginia

We very much enjoyed spending a half-day at the Seaport. There is an excellent collection of buildings covering every aspect of the ship related economy from its heyday, located on a picture worthy waterfront just outside of town. The ships themselves were really great - in good shape and very easy to appreciate thanks to good signage and very helpful staff and volunteers. They really made the day, as each seemed genuinely happy to talk about their area and answer questions. We particularly liked the scale model of Mystic in the 1800s, scampering around the ships, viewing the refurbishment of the Mayflower II (there for another year or so), and the wacky virtual reality temporary exhibit of the arctic. That was a bit out of place but oddly relaxing to walk through with the VR goggles.

10. Grand Theater at Foxwoods

350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338-3830 +1 800-200-2882
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Grand Theater at Foxwoods

Reviewed By Robert C

It was my first time attending a concert at this place. I must say that it was a very nice place and the staff working the event were helpful and friendly. The cost for the tickets was reasonable and I would go back there for...MoreRobert - Thank you for the great review!

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