Plan Your Visit

We're all about water!  Dive into River Alive!, an award-winning exhibition that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River to life.  Climb aboard the oldest floating warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.  Immerse yourself in special interactive exhibits while visiting the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America.  In warmer months, join us for a paddle in our boat basin or use your experience to get out onto the river with a kayak excursion.  With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn's Landing waterfront.

What are you waiting for?  Plan your trip today!  Sea what you will discover at the Seaport! 

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Wondering What You'll Sea?  Here are Some Can't-Miss Experiences: 

  • Cruiser OlympiaClimb aboard the oldest steel floating warship in the world during your visit!  Launched in 1892, Olympia is one of only two ships left from World War I (the other being Battleship Texas).  History comes alive as guests walk the open-air decks, inspiring a new generation of naval and history enthusiasts.     

  • Patriots & Pirates: Do you know the story about how the United States Navy was founded?  OR the role the city of Philadelphia played?  Learn all that and more in our exhibit Patriots & Pirates!  Uncover the story as you walk through the gallery, seeing rare artifacts and items from our collection that haven't been on public display previously.  Make sure you also save time to climb aboard Schooner Diligence, a replica of an 18th-century ship that would have served in the early United States Navy.  Diligence was hand-crafted right here in our very own Workshop on the Water by staff and volunteers.     

  • Workshop on the Water: Visit the Museum's Workshop on the Water, where maritime tradition meets creativity and community.  Watch as they restore wooden vessels, educate the next generation on boatbuilding, and captivate guests with their craft. 

  • River Alive!Did you know that 15 million people drink water from the Delaware River?  That's 5% of the United States population!  Dive into all things water in this award-winning exhibit to learn what lives in and around the Delaware River Watershed.  Visitors can find out what river hero they are by taking an interactive quiz and even use exhibit resources to plan trips to other local outdoor destinations.  Come sea how the river is truly alive and how it impacts our daily lives!


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Keeping it Safe at the Seaport:

Independence Seaport Museum has reopened its doors with safety measures in place to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.  Timed ticketing has been implemented on Cruiser Olympia to make sure visitors can have spacious exploration during their self-guided tour and signage on the floor reminds guest to be mindful of crowding.   We also have hand sanitizer stations for your convenience throughout the building.

While the museum is doing everything possible to keep staff and visitors safe, we are asking guests to do their part too.  Masks are required to be worn in the building and on the ship for individuals who are not fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks.  And, if you are feeling under the weather, we ask you to be mindful of others and stay at home.