Philadelphia Sights

Independence Seaport Museum

  • 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Map It
  • Penn's Landing

Updated 05/19/2011

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, weld and rivet a ship's hull, or even hop in a real shad skiff. Enter the museum by passing under the three-story replica of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and be sure to check out the Workshop on the Water, where people build and restore traditional wooden boats.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • $12, includes admission to USS Becuna and USS Olympia; free Sun. 10–noon
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 05/19/2011


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