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Olde Mistick Village Excursion in Mystic, Connecticut

Olde Mistick Village was the place to be on a mild September day. It was on the heels of our New Hampshire trip that we decided to take a detour over to Mystic, Connecticut. We were so glad we did.


I would describe it as a miniature version of a New England town filled with cute little quaint shops. Each of them was more interesting than the next. Just the architecture of the houses that housed the shops alone, was very New England. They looked like the houses you find in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Olde Mistick Village Shops

One of the shops I’m highlighting is The Toy Soldier. It was just so charming. From the wooden sign welcoming you with two Toy Soldiers painted on it, to the little Leggo girl standing at the entrance. The building was built like a little red school house.


It looked like it had stood there for a hundred years. Inside were lots of different toys from different eras. Stuffed animals, dolls, houses, puzzles and games, you name it. They had everything.

There were a variety of restaurants. Some stores had a mix of both food vendors and souvenirs. The food vendors had a good mix of choices. And they had your standard chicken fingers if that’s your thing.

The majority of the shops where specialty shops. Are you in the mood for fudge? Check out Munson’s Chocolates. Maybe you have a taste for tea. Head over to Tiger Lily Tea. Do you have a green thumb? Garden Specialties is the place for you. Bestemors has Scandinavian gifts of all kinds.


I ended the afternoon by purchasing a sailor’s knot bracelet. It doesn’t get more New England than sailing. And the Olde Mistick Village is as New England as you can get. 


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