Take a journey through Philadelphia's maritime history with a visit to the Independence Seaport Museum. Located at Penn's Landing on the waterfront, enjoy interactive exhibits, a working boat shop and climb aboard two National Historic Landmarks: Admiral Dewey's 1892 Cruiser Olympia from the Spanish-American War and the World War II Submarine Becuna. There's so much to "sea" at the Seaport.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays in October through March (exceptions MLK Day, Presidents' Day, and Columbus Day)
The Historic Ships at Independence Seaport Museum will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day. General museum admission applies.
The museum building itself will continue to close at 5 p.m. If a ticket is purchased to board the ship after 5 p.m., the ticket remains valid to return another day to visit the Museum. No expiration date.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's day.
Ticket prices include admission to Independence Seaport Museum's galleries and Workshop on the Water, a wooden boatbuilding workshop inside the Museum, plus the Spanish-American War Cruiser Olympia and the World War II Submarine Becuna.
The historic ships may be closed in severe weather. Ships are not handicapped accessible.
Instructions for online purchases:
After completing an online ticket purchase, an order confirmation, from which e-tickets may be printed, will be sent to the email address provided during checkout.
Note: To purchase tickets online through this system, you must have access to print your ticket(s) before arriving to the attraction. No exceptions.
Tickets purchased through Independence Visitor Center are not valid for special exhibitions and credit toward memberships.