group visits


At Independence Seaport Museum, water is the unifying thread, connecting our historic ships, exhibits, and programs so you can discover the history, science, and cultural communities of the waterways around Philadelphia. 

Our group tour options present a unique way to explore the Museum and the history of the city from the water’s perspective.  Whether you are interested in the oldest floating steel warship in the world or the importance of the environment and its impact on local waterways, a visit to Independence Seaport Museum has something for everyone!


Self-Guided Visit: $13 per person
  • Discounted general admission rate for groups of 10 or more.
  • Provided access to the Museum’s building and Historic ship Cruiser Olympia
  • Reservations are required to receive the discounted rate and must be made at least 48 hours prior to visit.
Optional Add-On

Guided Tour of Submarine Becuna: Price Based Upon Availability.

  • Due to capacity limitations, access to Historic ship Submarine Becuna will only be offered in a guided tour capacity.
Looking to bring your student group?
The rates above still apply, however for every 10 paying students you will receive 1 free adult.

If you have questions about a group visit or would like to book a trip, please contact us.

Current Programs

KNOT-ical Craft: Rope and Knots

Join us for a 30-45 minute lesson and activity about the history of rope-making in Philadelphia! Participants will learn all about rope and knot-tying while applying STEM principles to their usage on ships. Students will then apply their new knowledge and create a knotted rope to take home!

This program is recommended for all ages and works best for groups under 25 students.

visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.