Join, Renew or Give the Gift of Membership

By purchasing membership at Independence Seaport Museum, you support award-winning exhibitions, ongoing preservation of exceptional maritime and naval collections and programs for schools, youth and families.

All members receive:

• Free general admission to Museum, special exhibits and our National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna

• Invitations to Members-only events and previews of special exhibitions and invitations to annual events like Parade of Lights, Independence Day fireworks and New Year's Eve fireworks

• 10% discount in the Museum Store

• $2 discount per person on all Paddle Penn's Landing boat rentals (seasonal)

• Reciprocal Admission privileges to the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent 

• Discounts on member sails and special event tickets

• Discounts on camp and birthday parties 

• Discounts on tours and workshops 

• Discounted research fees in the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library 

• Discounts at local retailers 

• Subscription to the Museum’s e-newsletter, The Masthead

Choose the membership level for you: 

$50 Individual (fully tax-deductible)

• Full benefits for one named individual

$90 Family (fully tax-deductible)

• Full benefits for two named cardholders and up to 4 children living in same household, ages 18 and under

$130 Member Plus ($110 is tax-deductible)

All Family benefits, plus:

• Free admission for one guest with each visit

• Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 70 maritime museums through the CAMM program

• Reciprocal admission privileges at more than 300 science-technology centers through the ASTC Travel Passport Program

• One free behind-the-scenes tour aboard Cruiser Olympia

• Two complimentary tour passes to Battleship New Jersey

$180 Navigator ($115 is tax-deductible)

All Member Plus benefits, plus:

• Free admission for two guests with each visit

• 10% discount on the rental of a Museum facility for your private event

$300 Commodore ($216 is tax-deductible)

All Navigator benefits, plus:

• Discounted daily, overnight or weekly dockage in Museum boat slips (availability limited)

• 15% discount on the rental of a Museum facility for your private event

$500 Harbor Pilot ($336 is tax-deductible)

All Commodore benefits, plus:

• 20% discount on the rental of a Museum facility for your private event

• One complimentary gift membership at the Individual level

• Free admission for four guests with each visit

$1,000 Seaport Society  ($711 is tax- deductible)

All Harbor Pilot benefits, plus:

• One complimentary gift membership at the Family level

• Invitation to a special reception, exclusively for the Museum’s most generous supporters

$40 Young Friends (fully tax-deductible)

• Full Individual level benefits for one named individual, ages 21-35

• Invitations to special programs, including private tours, networking and social opportunities


Please contact the Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or

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You will receive your membership card and information in the mail in 1-2 weeks. Thank you!