I'm not sure whether the sign means that there are specially-trained attack seasgulls in Mystic, or simply that seagulls might decide to 'atack' you if you are eating something tasty.
And i'm not sure whether the other sign means you have to pay 50 cents for each rock you throw, or whether you will be fined 50 cents for each rock you have thrown if you are caught throwing them (who will be counting them?).
Whatever...watch out for the Mystic seagulls and don't throw stones into the river! :-)
Mystic is a popular tourist destination especially in the Spring and Summer months. Traffic around town can be a pain and quite frustration. Park your car at the Old Mystic Village and enjoy a nice 15 minute walk to the Seaport. It's good exercise and less frustrating than waiting in traffic.
Be mindful of the drawbridge on Main St. downtown. If it's up, you may get stuck waiting for a while. You could always use the time to do some window shopping along the many boutiques around there while you wait.
There aren't any dangers at the Seaport but I will be quite upfront in saying that children under the age of 5 will most likely be bored.
Older children and their parents will benefit more as the exhibits are very educational and have great historical value.
The admission fees are rather high for adults so you'd want to think carefully before taking your toddlers and infants here. They won't get as much as your older children will.
Pirates are liars and cheats, and they are usually armed, and I am no different, so beware! I'd just as soon slice your belly open and feed you to the fishes, as be you drinking buddy.
After we "rescued" the pirate in the jolly boat, we relieved him of his treasure map. We did return him to the jolly boat when near a friendly shore, but without his map.
Since the garden, women have gotten men into trouble (and the other way around). Beware the girl with a hook instead of a hand. She can leave a nasty scar.
As Blake found out (the hard way), the gangplank gets narrower the more you drink! You don't want to take that plunge from the pier. There are lots of sharp barnacles, and they will tear you up!