Behind The Scenes Tours

Go behind the scenes of our historic ships like never before. Experience the engine room and brig on Cruiser Olympia and scope out the conning tower on Submarine BecunaTour areas that are usually closed off to the public on these National Landmark ships. Behind the scenes tours take place the first Saturday of each month. 

Tours last for approximately one hour and are for visitors 13 years and older. Regular Museum admission is included in the cost of the tour.

For additional information, please contact Greg Williams, Shipboard Educator at 215-413-8679 or

Tours will take place on the following dates: 
Saturday, April 7 
Saturday, May 5 
Saturday, June 2 
Saturday, July 7 
Saturday, August 4 
Saturday, September 1 

Cost: $21 for adults 
  $16 for seniors and students
  $4 for Museum members

Museum Members should contact our Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or to receive the code to purchase advance tickets at the Member rate. 

Time: Tours begin at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.



The main building of Independence Seaport Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible, including our restrooms. Our historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna are not currently ADA accessible.