Mystic + The Coast

Things to do in Mystic + The Coast

The aquarium and research center has a number of exhibits, including the “Beluga Encounter,” where guests can get in the water with the porcelain-skinned whales.

The campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights.

At this working maritime village of more than 60 buildings, you can watch ship builders restore the world’s last wooden whaleship.

Louis Kahn’s understated 1953 masterwork reopened several years ago following a meticulous restoration. The permanent collection houses more than 185,000 American, African, Asian, and European works.

In New Haven, the Yale University campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights, including the 1978 Louis Kahn-designed center, which is largely made of concrete and white oak and has a dazzling matte-steel-and-glass façade.

This New Canaan landmark catalogues almost 50 years of experimentation by the elder statesman of American architecture; tours include the iconic glass house (built in 1949) and a Gehryesque visitors’ pavilion.

The 1919 hilltop mansion is open to the public.