Hours and Tickets

With concern for the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the Museum and ships are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support the State of Pennsylvania’s efforts to stem the outbreak of the COVID-19. All programs, classes, and events during that period are also cancelled. 


  Museum ONLY* Historic Ships ONLY*^ Museum & Historic Ships BOTH
 Adults (18-64) $10 $10 $18 (save $2)
 Seniors (65+) $10 $10 $14 (save $6)
 Military (active/retired) $10 $10 $14 (save $6)
Children (3-17) $10 $10 $14 (save $6)
 Children (2 and under) Free Free Free
Members Free Free Free

*Not available on special event or festival dates.
^For the safety of our visitors and staff, the historic ships may close without notice during inclement weather. 

Group visits are available at reduced rates for a minimum of 10 people. Reservations must be made in advance.


JANUARY - MARCH 19 (Starting January 6)
Monday - Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Last ticket sale is 30 minutes prior to close

In honor of the first day of spring, the Museum will resume a seven-day-a-week operating schedule

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Last ticket sale is 30 minutes prior to close

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Last ticket sale is 30 minutes prior to close
**Scroll down for special holiday hours throughout the year


OPEN November 27; December 26, 27, 30, 31; January 1-3: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
CLOSED Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day*, Christmas Eve*, Christmas Day*

OPEN on Columbus Day, New Year's Day*, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.

*The J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library will also be closed  


Submarine Becuna: A Deeper Dive audio tours are available free of charge. Provided on a handheld device or your own smartphone via mobile app, audio tours are a unique way to further experience and immerse yourself in the fascinating history and science of this National Historic Landmark ship. Available in English, French, Dutch, Mandarin and Spanish.

Explore the city's waterfront for one low price with The Waterfront Pass

Submerge yourself in the history of three historic ships: Battleship New Jersey, Cruiser Olympia, and Submarine Becuna with a "Ship to Ship" combo ticket. Purchase tickets at our admissions desk or at the Battleship New Jersey, conveniently located across the Delaware River. Please note tickets expire on December 31, 2020 and cannot be used on special event days or during festivals. $34 for Adults; $24 for Children, Seniors and Veterans. 

$2 ACCESS Cardholders on-site only with valid card and photo ID. Present your ACCESS/EBT card and receive admission for up to four family members at $2 each. Not valid for special events, festivals, programs or with any other offer or group discount. ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.

Philadelphia teens with a valid STAMP Pass receive free general admission to our Museum and Historic Ships. Not valid for special events, festivals, programs or with any other offer or group discount. 

Enjoy $2 off your admission ticket to the Museum when you present your valid SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass, SEPTA Key or SEPTA Employee ID. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid for special events. 

Buy one regular adult ticket and get one free with a valid WHYY membership card.


The main building of Independence Seaport Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible, including our restrooms. Our historic ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, are not currently ADA accessible. 

Strollers are welcome in the Museum and may be parked in our self-service coat room. 

Designated parking spaces are available in the Hilton parking garage next door or in the Penn's Landing lot in front of Independence Seaport Museum. Both parking areas can be entered at Walnut Street and Columbus Blvd. 

Personal Care Assistants and Service Animals 
Visitors with disabilities may be accompanied by paid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) at no additional cost during their visit. This applies to all ticketed events, general admission and special exhibits that the visitor is attending. This also applies to membership and group sales tickets. Service animals are always welcome but must obey the same policies as all other visitors. 

Wheelchair Accessibility 
  • Wheelchairs are available in adult sizes, free of charge, at the Admissions desk. 
  • Our elevator serves both floors of the Museum. 
  • All bathrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible. 

Restrooms are located on the ground floor of the Museum's main building, down the hall off of the lobby before the coat room. 


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Independence Seaport Museum is a member of Philadelphia's Historic Neighborhood Consortium, a group of more than 50 attractions within walking distance of the Liberty Bell. For more information, visit their website..

The  Philly Phlash  is the quick, inexpensive, easy connection to key destinations throughout Center City, Philadelphia. 

Nearby recommended family-friendly restaurants - 
City Tavern 
Franklin Fountain 
La Verdana 
Pizzeria Stella 
Positano Coast 
Rope and Anchor 
Waterfront Cafe