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  • Address: 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA
  • Hours: Daily 10am-5pm

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Independence Seaport Museum

This celebration of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley’s roles in early American maritime trade was originally called the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, built around the extensive personal collection of J. Welles Henderson, a local lawyer and enthusiast of seafaring memorabilia who died in 2007. 

Renovated extensively in the mid-1990s and now set in a large, modern space on historic Penn’s Landing, the Independence Seaport Museum houses several exhibition spaces, a wide array of model ships, historical documents, navigation devices and shipbuilding tools, and a comprehensive maritime library. The museum is affiliated with two National Historic Landmark crafts, both docked nearby on the Delaware River: the Olympia, the late 19th-century flagship of U.S. Navy Admiral George Dewey, and a World War II submarine called Becuna.

Practical Info

The museum offers several tours for groups of 10 or more, with experiences that include behind the scenes visits aboard the Olympia and Becuna, and explorations of the surrounding docklands; these tours can be accompanied by lunch or dinner (tours vary from $20-50+ per person).  River tours are also offered from May to August in conjunction with the RiverLink Ferry (which provides a 50-minute Interpretive Cruise) and Summer Wind, a 48-foot yacht rigged with Chinese Junk sails. Additional cruises are offered on historic watercraft during the mid-October Old City Seaport Festival. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Independence Seaport Museum Admission

Climb aboard two National Historic Landmark ships, the 1892 Cruiser Olympia and the WWII and Cold War Submarine Becuna . Maneuver an underwater robotic ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: Flexible

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Independence Seaport Holiday Parade of Lights, Philadelphia, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Independence Seaport Holiday Parade of Lights

The annual Parade of Lights returns to the Delaware River on December 12 at 5:30pm. The lighted boat parade features the Independence Seaport's working port, ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia

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Explore all that Philadelphia has to offer aboard a double decker hop-on hop-off bus tour! Visit 27 top attractions, as an expert local guide offers live ...  Read more

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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo

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Explore the sights and sounds of Philadelphia on board a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit 27 of the city's top attractions, as a local guide ...  Read more

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