Member Events

Members of Independence Seaport Museum receive express entry to the Museum and access to a variety of exclusive opportunities including special exhibition previews, family friendly events, member sails and enrichment programs, which provide both social and educational opportunities. Please check back frequently for updates. 

CRUISE ON THE PATRIOT TO BARTRAM'S GARDEN 
Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift or just love being immersed in nature? 

Join our cruise down the Delaware and up the Schuylkill River to discover Bartram's Garden, a hidden jewel of the Fairmount Park System. Visit the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. This four and a half excursion includes a two hour stop at Bartram's Garden with a guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house, and the recently restored Ann Bartram Carr Garden. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in a natural meadow with amazing views of Philadelphia's skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail. 

A cash bar is available serving beer, wine and mixed drinks during the cruise. One drink ticket per person is included. Seating is very limited and tickets will sell out quickly. 

 
Tickets: $35 Member Adults (18+ older) 
$30 Member Youth (under 18) 
$45 Non-Member Adults (18+ older) 
$40 Non-Member Youth (under 18) 

For more information, please contact Meggan Kucinskas, Assistant Director of Membership and Public Engagement, at 215-413-8626 or mkucinskas@phillyseaport.org

 

CRUISE THE DELAWARE RIVER AND TOUR GLEN FOERD 
Sunday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Looking for a day trip to a historic Philadelphia mansion and estate? 

Join our cruise on Sunday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to the Glen Foerd estate built in 1850 by Charles Macalester, Jr., a respected Philadelphia businessman. This three story Italianate riverfront mansion and estate consists of a stone gas house, ice house, Gothic-style gatehouse, a sixty foot high stone water tower, five large greenhouses and riverfront cupola. 

The Liberty will dock at the Delaware River Yacht Club (DRYC is not ADA compliant), a short 10 minute walk to the Glen Foerd estate. This five hour trip includes a guided tour of Glengarry, a historic summer home, which was the scene of many gala affairs whose guest list included heads of state and other dignitaries from Washington, DC. 

Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy on the banks of the Delaware River and explore the rose garden, lily pond and grounds. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited on the Glen Foerd estate. 

Tickets: $35 Member Adults (18+ older) 
$30 Member Youth (under 18) 
$45 Non-Member Adults (18+ older) 
$40 Non-Member Youth (under 18) 

For more information, please contact Meggan Kucinskas, Assistant Director of Membership and Public Engagement, at 215-413-8626 or mkucinskas@phillyseaport.org