Invest in waterfront development with your gift to Independence Seaport Museum’s Annual Fund. Your donation to the Museum supports a wide range of engaging cultural and educational experiences that connect our community to the water:

  • Hands-on educational programs that combine history and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) to supplement traditional classroom learning and improve students’ academic performance 
  • Historic ships Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna that preserve our maritime heritage and help tell the story of the U.S. Navy’s founding
  • Exhibits such as Tides of Freedom, Patriots & Pirates and the newly opened River Alive!, that bring together our vast collection of artifacts with fascinating stories and interactive technology 
  • On-water programs that deepen the appreciation of Philadelphia’s waterways and provide new perspectives on our environment 

Please make your tax-deductible gift to the Museum today. With your support, Independence Seaport Museum can entertain as well as educate, preserve history as well as inspire future scientists, and make our waterfront a destination to remember.

If you have any questions about making a gift to the Museum, contact our development office at 

Your generous contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Independence Seaport Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID #23-1584971, may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.