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Independence Seaport Museum

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Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA
URL: Independence Seaport Museum...  Phone: 215-413-8655

Activity Overview

Philadelphia's only maritime museum offers visitors a rich history of commercial and military use of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers and many opportunities for hands-on learning.

Stroll through the museum's galleries and watch craftsmen constructing and renovating wooden vessels. Climb aboard the oldest steel warship on water used in the Spanish-American war and a submarine from World War II.

Exhibits include: The U.S. Navy in Philadelphia, Shipbuilding Along the Delaware River, Ship Relics, Commerce and Trade, and much more.

Things to Do

  • Take an in-depth tour of the museum's featured, wartime vessels (US Olympia, Bescuna & Diligence) for an additional price.
  • View the life-sized boats, maps, passenger journals, gangway planks, and many other objects.
  • Fire a mock cannon.
  • Behind the Scenes Toursof USS Olympia and Becuna are available on the first Saturday of the Month from April - November. Tours depart at noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 and cost $18. per person. Due to steep steps no children under 12 are allowed on this tour.

Independence Seaport Museum Insider Tips

  • Saturdays offer special children's activities from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • River tours also available for an extra cost.
  • $2 off with valid AAA Member Card.
  • Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing waterfront - a short walk from the historic district and many shops and restaurants.
  • In addition to metered street parking (read signs!), parking is also available in Delaware River Waterfront Corporation public parking lot right next to the Museum.
  • Present your parking receipt to the Museum's visitor services desk when purchasing admission to receive a discounted parking rebate, which reduces your parking cost to $10 per car.

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