A visit to Mystic Seaport will help put you in the mood to absorb the history of he area, especially the nautical and whaling tradition in the area. It is especially entertaining for the kids.
The land where Mystic Seaport is now and the nearby Elm Grove Cemetery was land Thomas owned and gave to his son Captain John. Captain John’s resting place is at Elm Grove Cemetery. The gravestones were recorded by a WPA project in the 1930s called the Hale Collection.