Group Tours

Docent-Guided tour of Cruiser Olympia, World War II and Cold War Submarine Becuna, Self-Guided visit to Seaport Museum & student groups can select an Education Program

Group Price $9.50 per person & is available for groups of 10 or more

The mighty Cruiser Olympia is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. A part of America’s “New Navy”, Cruiser Olympia was launched in 1892 and was the flagship for Admiral Dewey during the Spanish-American War. Descend into a compact, top secret weapon of war and see how life on board Submarine Becuna was not only crowded but dangerous during WWII and The Cold War.  Also, explore 2 floors of interactive exhibits within the walls of our museum as well as select one of our Education Programs for student groups. 

Click here to review the Education Programs offered for 2014/2015 School Year.

Self-Guided Visit of Cruiser Olympia & Submarine Becuna & Museum        

Group Price $8.50 per person & is available for groups of 10 or more.

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

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 many areas not seen by the general public. Guests will finish the tour by firing one of Cruiser 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. Cruiser Olympia is not ADA accessible. Limit of three blank rounds for gun drill. Contact 215-413-8622 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org to book your Gunpowder and Glory tour today.

Take a Walk with Independence Seaport Museum                                              

Group Price $16.50 per person. Available for groups of 15 or more.

Our guided walking tours begin at the museum and enter into the Old City area of Philadelphia. Topics include: The Real Pirates of Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin’s First Visit to Philadelphia, The Birth of the American Armed Forces & the Honor, Sacrifice and Freedom Tour.

Cruiser Olympia Engine Room: Behind the Scenes and Technology                          

Group Price $20.00 per person.
Available for groups of 15 or more and for ages 12 and older.

Explore the inner workings of the oldest surviving steel warship still afloat! This tour includes an in-depth look at the engine and boiler rooms including a demonstration of working machinery and technical discussions of communications and propulsion technologies.

Rum Punch & Revolution                                            
Group Price starts at $49.00 per person.
Available for groups of 25 or more.

Go aboard our historic ships, Cruiser Olympia & Submarine Becuna, and experience the waterfront's rich history and how it has transformed our country. Then take a guided walking tour through Old City and feast on a fantastic lunch or dinner at the famed City Tavern or the Moshulu, which includes a Rum Punch toast. Plus, a sea captain or pirate just might show up with yarns to tell about maritime life in historic Philadelphia.

2015-2016 Independence Seaport Museum Group Visit Planner
Download this form to begin your group reservation and itinerary planning or fill out our online request form
Mail, fax or email this form to:

Independence Seaport Museum
C/o Group Sales Department
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Fax: 215-925-6713
Email: tyerkes@phillyseaport.org


Our Group Sales team is ready to answer your questions and get your groups booked for a memorable visit to Independence Seaport Museum.

Groups, Tour & Travel, Receptive Operator rates, bookings and special group events, contact 215-413-8622 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org.

For educational field trips, click here