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South Street Seaport Museum

12 Fulton St New York, NY 10038
800-717-9981  
South Street Seaport Museum
Detail Guests normally spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
South Street Seaport Museum Schedule Schedule
South Street Seaport Museum
Upcoming Schedule:
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Discover an exhilarating journey into New York City’s maritime history at the South Street Seaport Museum, located on the East River. Housing a substantial collection of significant sailing ships, the museum presents a unique opportunity to explore the city's ties to the sea. With exhibitions featuring historic artifacts, interactive displays, and distinctive art pieces, it's no wonder it has become an iconic destination for both locals and tourists alike.

Embarking on your tour in the heart of Lower Manhattan, you'll find yourself immersed in a realm of rich maritime history. Typically, visitors can easily spend a few hours exploring this seafaring sanctuary. Guided tours are also available, offering insider knowledge and accessibility to exclusive areas. Although no specific attire is required, comfortable footwear is advisable as you will be traversing the maritime decks and galleries. You'll be privy to an array of captivating exhibits, ranging from detailed ship models, antiquated navigational instruments, and fascinating maritime artwork.

Venture aboard and tour authentic historic vessels, including the 'Peking', a massive, centuries-old cargo ship or the oldest floating lighthouse, 'Frying Pan'. The museum also hosts rotating exhibitions, ensuring there’s always something new to see. Families can delight in the Museum’s miniMARINER program, which provides young explorers with a themed craft activity and a related gallery hunt.

Established in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum has long stood as a testament to New York City's storied seafaring past. The landmark has not only preserved and highlighted the city's maritime history, but itself became a historic piece of New York. Hosting a fleet of national significance, the museum has also hosted photographic exhibitions and unique art displays that have garnered both local and international accolades.

As you conclude your sea-inspired expedition, don't forget to visit the museum shop for nautical-themed gifts and memorabilia. Rest assured, your journey through the South Street Seaport Museum will have stirred a new appreciation for the city's fascinating maritime heritage. Embark on this unforgettable adventure, and bask in the rich tales of the sea and the sailors who dared its vast expanse.

Ultimately, the South Street Seaport Museum is not just a museum; it's an immersive journey into New York's past, a testament to its resilient spirit explored through its maritime history. Experience for yourself, the tales of legendary vessels and the sailors who navigated them. Sail through a piece of history that is quintessentially New York, and let South Street Seaport Museum be your guide.

Frequently Asked Questions for South Street Seaport Museum:
  • Approximately how long does the South Street Seaport Museum last?
    Guests normally spend a few hours exploring the museum.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    Great for all ages.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the South Street Seaport Museum?
    Yes.
  • Is the South Street Seaport Museum handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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