To book a tour, contact (215) 863-8622 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org. 

Gunpowder and Glory

This private tour experience will take a group, of up to 5 guests, aboard the Cruiser Olympia for a real behind-the-scenes tour with an expert, down in her engine room, weaponry systems and areas closed to the general public. Guests will finish the tour with a bang by firing one of Olympia's six-pounders! Due to the historic nature and care of Cruiser Olympia, the private tour is only available four times each month, so plan in advance. Tour time is approximately three hours.

A portion of the fee goes towards restoration and operation of this National Historic Landmark. Olympia is not ADA accessible. Limit of three blank rounds for gun drill. 

Group Price $500 for up to 5 people. Participants must be 12 or older.


Honor, Sacrifice and Freedom Tour

A tour of the Philadelphia waterfront memorials. Honor and Sacrifice. Freedom and Courage. New worlds and changed lives. Stroll through historic Old City and the beautiful Delaware River Waterfront with a knowledgeable guide or on your own with a free map to explore Philadelphia's memorials to war heroes, founders and pioneers. Starts at the historic Christ Church and ends at the Independence Seaport Museum where you can discover Philadelphia's maritime history and explore two historic ships, the USS Olympia & Becuna.

Book this as a Guided Group Tour for only $15 per person, or download brochure for a free self-guided walking tour.

Explore Historic Old City

Independence Seaport Museum presents three walking tours ideal for groups. Experience The Birth of American Armed Forces, Benjamin Franklin's First Visit to Philadelphia, or The Real Pirates of Philadelphia as you walk through the historic waterfront neighborhood.

See where the historic Tun Tavern once stood. Walk the streets where a young Ben Franklin walked. Discover where the real pirates of Philadelphia did business. One of the best-kept secrets in Philadelphia!

All tours start and end at the Museum and run about one hour and fifteen minutes. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Tours are available by advance registration only.