Philadelphia Sights

Independence Seaport Museum

  • 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Map It
  • Penn's Landing
  • Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

Philadelphia's maritime museum houses many nautical artifacts, figureheads, and ship models, as well as interactive exhibits that convey just what the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers have meant to the city's fortunes over the years. You can climb in the gray, cold, wooden bunks used in steerage; unload cargo from giant container ships with a miniature crane; or even try your hand at designing your own boat. Enter the museum by passing under the three-story replica of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and be sure to check out the Ship Model Shack, where members of the Philadelphia Ship Model Society Society put together scale-model ships in front of visitors' eyes. Admission to the museum includes the USS Becunia and USS Olympia.

Sight Information

Address:

211 S. Columbus Blvd., at Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Phone:

215-925–5439

Sight Details:

  • $15, includes admission to USS Becuna and USS Olympia
  • Daily 10–5; Memorial Day–Labor Day, Thurs.–Sat., ships stay open until 7 pm

Published 02/01/2016

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