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Become a Member

Enjoy exclusive benefits year-round while supporting the Museum and its mission. Your membership will ensure that the Museum continues its dedication to showcasing the region's maritime heritage with exhibitions, a wooden boat shop, the National Historic Landmark Spanish-American War cruiser Olympia and World II submarine Becuna, education and tour programs, archives and library, Concert Hall, Museum shop and special events. 

Join or renew today with our secure, easy and quick form below, and be a part of the most historical time in the life of Philadelphia's only maritime museum. 

Membership Levels  

Individual $50

  • Unlimited access to the Museum, Workshop on the Water and two National Historic Landmarks – Warship Olympia and Submarine Becuna
  • First notice and discounted admission to select events, including sails on the Delaware River
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Discount on boat-building classes and other Workshop on the Water courses
  • Subscription to the Museum’s monthly e-newsletter, The Masthead
  • Use of the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library - by appointment only    
  • Benefits for one person

Family $90

  • All of the above benefits for up to five people in the same household

 Member Plus $130

  • All of the above benefits PLUS: Bring a guest each visit   
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 35 maritime museums worldwide*   
  • Two complimentary tour passes to the Battleship New Jersey   
  • One free Behind-the-Scenes tours on Olympia.

Navigator $180

  • All of the above benefits   
  • PLUS: Preview opportunities and invitations to behind-the-scenes tours   
  • Special recognition on the Museum’s website

 Commodore $300

  • All of the above benefits   
  • PLUS: Two complimentary tickets to the annual Fireworks Spectacular

Harbor Pilot $500

  • All of the above benefits   
  • PLUS: 20% discount on one Museum facility rental for your own private event   
  • Four complimentary tickets to the annual Fireworks Spectacular

Seaport Society $1,000+

  • All of the above benefits   
  • PLUS: A 20% discount on one Museum facility rental for your own private event   
  • One complimentary gift membership at the Individual or Family level   
  • Special recognition within the Museum   
  • Sponsorship opportunities for upcoming exhibitions and events

Young Friends $40

The Young Friends of Independence Seaport Museum provides young adults  ages 21 – 40 years with custom Museum programming and unique volunteer and networking opportunities. Benefits for one person.

  • All benefits of Individual membership   
  • Special pricing on selected events
  • Invitations to Young Friends-only activities and previews  

* For a list of participating museums, please call 215-413-8626


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You will receive your membership card and information in the mail in 2-4 weeks. Thank you!