Discover Philadelphia’s river of history and world of connections at Independence Seaport Museum.   Dive into River Alive!, an award-winning exhibition that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River to life.  Climb aboard the oldest floating warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.  Immerse yourself in special interactive exhibits while visiting one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America.  In warmer months, join us for a paddle in our boat basin or use your experience to get out onto the river with a kayak excursion.  With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing waterfront.  Visit 

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 0.61 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.69 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 1.11 miles


Facility Amenities

  • Bus Parking
  • Comp for Guides
  • Handicap Access
  • Onsite Kitchen

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly

Venue Amenities

  • Guided Tours Available
  • Permanent Dance Floor
  • Freight Elevator
  • Liquor License
  • Onsite AV Available
  • Permanent Stage
  • Vendors Preferred

Group Information

  • 215-413-8622


Hours Sun

  • 10:00am,5:00pm

Hours Mon

  • 10:00am,5:00pm

Hours Tue

  • 10:00am,5:00pm

Hours Wed

  • 10:00am,5:00pm

Hours Fri

  • 10:00am,5:00pm

Hours Sat

  • 10:00am,5:00pm


Facility Amenities

  • Guided Tour Available


Outdoor Space

  • Outdoor Space

Venue Capacity

  • 3000

The opportunities for holding a unique event are limitless when you book at the Independence Seaport Museum.  Imagine the delight of your guests when they arrive at a cocktail reception on the Schooner Diligence or dance the night away in our fourth floor ballroom with breathtaking views of the Delaware River.  Climb aborad the world's oldest steel warship, Crusier Olympia, for an intimate dinner in officers' country or party like it's the 1890s on her decks.  We also offer a 500 seat concert theater with built in stage - perfect for a panel discussion or keynote speaker.  Whatever your celebration or meeting needs are, they can be met at the Seaport Museum. 

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