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The Museum’s exhibits highlight the richness of Philadelphia’s maritime history while simultaneously exploring the region’s waterways and the impact they have on our lives, both culturally and environmentally.  Here is what’s currently on display at the Museum:

At The Water’s Edge

While only 326 miles in length – considerably shorter than other nearby rivers – the Delaware River might be small, but it is mighty. Learn about the people who worked and lived along the river for centuries.

Difficult Journey Home

In this shipboard exhibit, learn about the journey Cruiser Olympia, the captains, crew, and Marine Honor Guard aboard all faced to ensure the safe delivery of the American Unknown Soldier from World War I back to the United States.

Tides of Freedom

African Presence on the Delaware River: Visitors can explore the concept of freedom through the lens of the African experience along the Delaware River.

Patriots & Pirates

Discover the city of Philadelphia’s role in the founding of the United States Navy and the harrowing tale of the pirates they faced in this exhibit.

River Alive!

In this award-winning exhibit, visitors explore what lives in and around the Delaware River Watershed and the vital role we all play in keeping our waterways clean.

visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning exhibitions and climb aboard the Olympia, a nineteenth-century cruiser, and the Becuna, a World War II-era submarine.