Nestled on the Connecticut coastline, Spicer Mansion’s perfectly situated location serves as the inspiration for our custom-curated lineup of Spicer Moments, one-of-a-kind experiences that celebrate Mystic’s rich culture, maritime history and seaside locale. Exclusive to Mansion guests, each Spicer Moment is specially designed to enrich the guest experience and connect him or her with the very best of our surroundings.
Soar through the sky during a luxury helicopter tour of the Rhode Island coast, Fishers Island and Block Island, or mingle with the cast from the O’Neill Theater Center following a Broadway-bound performance. Sip Dom Pérignon from atop the Belvedere with its expansive views, or venture deep into the Mystic Maritime Museum’s impressive archives. Explore all of our Spicer Moments below, and begin creating magical memories today.
Luxury Helicopter Tour
Experience the New England Coast by helicopter with Wings Air. See stunning aerial views of familiar landmarks up and down the coast. Tours depart from a crowd-free setting at Groton Airport and fly over the Rhode Island Coast, Fishers Island and Block Island. Listen to your favorite songs in-flight, and when you land on Block Island, a romantic picnic awaits.
$3,700 for two guests
Caviar & Champagne Tasting
Escape to The Belvedere, set atop of the Mansion offering 360 degree views of Mystic, for an exclusive culinary experience. Embark on a journey through the world of caviar, perfectly paired with a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne.
Mystic River Boat Tour
Experience Mystic and her history by water with Captain Jack Spratt, a local expert on the area’s history. Enjoy a private, two-hour cruise aboard the classic 30-foot wooden motor yacht Encore, while feasting on gourmet treats from your picnic basket. Available seasonally.
$500 for two guests
Preview a Broadway Show
Enjoy a delicious catered picnic for two on the spectacular property of the O’Neill Theater Center, overlooking Montauk and the Long Island Sound. Enjoy a brand new play or musical, and raise a glass with the cast in the O’Neill pub after the show. All work performed at the O’Neill is brand new, and often transfers to New York, London or Chicago. Actors who began their careers at the O’Neill include Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, and John Krasinski. Available seasonally.
$350 for two guests
Throw a Theatrical Punch
Learn how the stars throw a punch on stage and make it look real. Taught by same instructor at the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute who trained Jennifer Garner before landing the lead in ALIAS on television, where she played a international spy to millions of viewers and launched her career.
$700 for two guests
Acting for the Camera
Lights, camera, action! Let O’Neill Theater’s team of working television and film professionals guide you through the ins and outs of camera acting, and have fun performing scenes from some of your favorite shows and movies.
$1,550 for two guests
Behind the Scenes at the Seaport - Maritime Collections
Professional staff lead you through the maritime collections in storage at the Collections Research Center. See the full variety of objects owned by the Museum and not currently on exhibit. These included scrimshaw, ship models, paintings, textiles, navigational instruments, and more. Learn about preservation and maintaining thousands of items in the curatorial storage facility.
$360 for two guests
Behind the Scenes at the Seaport - Historic Engines
Gain exclusive access to the Seaport Museum’s engine collection stored in the Watercraft Hall of the American Maritime Education and Research Center. Walk among the historic engines and engage in discussions about the collection. Over 300 engines are on display, including naphtha, steam, gas, diesel, and electric powered engines.
$360 for two guests
Behind the Scenes at the Seaport - Boathall Tour
As one of the most important maritime collections in the world, the Mystic Seaport offers an exclusive behind
scenes tour of over 450 boats stored in their boat halls. Ranging from the smallest of rowing boats to a 40-foot WWII era lifeboat, this tour is a must for all boat enthusiasts.
$360 for two guests