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Homeport Philadelphia



Travel through time and history with Independence Seaport Museum's exhibit Home Port Philadelphia, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities along with audiovisual funding by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Focused solely on Delaware Valley maritime history of the late19th-century and early 20th century, the museum allows visitors to journey through immigration, commerce, defense, industry and recreation led by the oral histories of the men and women who have lived, worked and played along the regions waterways. Exciting and challenging hands-on activities have been incorporated into the Museum's premier historical artifacts offering education and fun. Visitors can climb aboard the cold, hard bunks of an immigrant's journey in a ship's steerage compartment, unload cargo from a container ship using a miniature Kocks crane, weld and rivet a ship's hull or just relax and take an imaginary trip down the Delaware River.