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Independence Seaport
Museum
211 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pa 19106
Cross Street: Walnut Street
215.413.8655
Hours of Operation
Independence Seaport Museum is open daily 10 am-5 pm. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River.

The Museum was incorporated in 1961 and began serving the public with small exhibitions and through the assemblage of a library, archival materials and collections. In 1974 the Museum moved to larger quarters within the Independence Park Historic District. At the same time, the Museum opened the Workshop on the Water - a fully operational boat building facility used for display and teaching purposes - on Penn's Landing, which not only established a strong institutional waterfront presence, but also became an anchor attraction for the revitalization of the historic waterfront area.

  • Extended Summer Hours - The Museum will stay open until 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Thursday, May 24 - Saturday, October 6, 2012. Pay just $5 after 5:00 pm for a museum - only or Historic Ships - only ticket. Regular admission prices apply to visit both Museum and Ships.
  • Ticket prices include admission to Independence Seaport Museum's galleries and Workshop on the Water, a wooden boatbuilding workshop inside the Museum, plus the Spanish-American War Cruiser Olympia and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Please note: the historic ships are not handicapped accessible and may close without notice in the case of inclement weather.
  • Ticket prices include admission to Independence Seaport Museum's galleries and Workshop on the Water, a wooden boatbuilding workshop inside the Museum, plus the Spanish-American War Cruiser Olympia and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Please note: the historic ships are not handicapped accessible and may close without notice in the case of inclement weather.
  • $2 off with valid AAA or WHYY membership card

  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

    $12 Adults
    $10 Seniors (65 & over)
    $10 Children/College Students/Military
    FREE for Seaport members and children under 2

    Birthday Parties

    Available Saturdays or Sundays Available times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm 2:00 -4:00 pm Celebrate your birthday at the Seaport with a sailor or pirate theme extravaganza! All parties include a scavenger hunt, Museum exploration, private party room, and self-guided tours of the National Historic Landmark Cruiser Olympia and World War II Submarine Becuna.

    Basic Party

    $250 for 20 guests (including adults and children)
    Basic party includes activities listed above and your choice of either sailor or pirate theme

    Deluxe Party

    $315 for 20 guests (including adults and children) Deluxe party includes activities listed above, your choice of pirate or sailor theme, plus a hands-on craft activity and a themed cake.

    Additional guests for all parties are $5 each. Recommended for ages 4-12. Call 215.413.8630 or email groupsales@phillyseaport.org to make your reservation.

    It's easy to become a Seaport volunteer!

    Call or email Michelle Stock Mattus at mmattus@phillyseaport.org or 215.413.8658.

     

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