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Attractions - Museums

Independence Seaport Museum


Explore changing, interactive exhibits, watch craftsmen build wooden boats and discover Philadelphia's rich maritime past, present and future. Museum admission also includes admission to two National Historic Landmark naval vessels: World War II-era submarine Becunaand the world's oldest steel-hulled warship from the Spanish-American War, cruiser Olympia.  Open year-round, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Ships open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Memorial Day - Labor Day). Seasonal small boat rentals (swan boats, row boats and kayaks) available. Located on the beautiful Delaware River, just a short walk from the Independence Hall/Liberty Bell area. 

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
  • Handicap Access
  • Comp for Guides
  • Onsite Kitchen

Facility Information

  • Family Friendly

Group Information

  • 215-413-8622

Venue Amenities

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


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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