Seaport Slumber Frequently Asked Questions

What time is check-in? 
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. at either the Historic Ships, or the Museum (wherever your overnight is booked). An introduction will begin at 7 a.m. with activities starting shortly after that.  

What time is check-out? 
We ask that the Museum galleries or Historic Ships be cleared by 9 a.m. Wake-up time is 7 a.m. 

Will there be food? 
The Museum provides a light snack at night, as well as a light breakfast in the morning. Please let us know in advance if there are any allergies we may need to accommodate.

Where will we sleep? 
The Museum has two floors of galleries available - some are darker than others. Most groups prefer to sleep on Schooner Diligence, the 1790's topsail schooner recreation in our Patriots and Pirates exhibit. During the months of May to October, groups may sleep on Cruiser Olympia

Can we sleep on the ships? 
Cruiser Olympia is available for overnights from May to October. Weather permitting, groups can sleep on the outer weatherdeck or on one of the inner decks. 

I have an air mattress, can I bring that? 
You can bring an air mattress or cot to any of our slumbers. Please keep in mind, however, you may not have access to an outlet. 

Do you provide the badges? 
We do not provide official scout badges. 

What will we be doing? 
Your trip will include tours of our two Historic Ships and programming, the badge program that your troop or pack has selected. All programming relates to a specific scout achievement. 

Can I visit the Museum during regular hours? 
Yes. The Museum opens at 10 a.m. Just let Museum staff know that you would like to stay and visit the Museum. 

I don't want to stay overnight. Can I just do the activities? 
If your group would like to just do activities, you can book a day trip to the Museum. Ask us for more information! 

Our group only has 15 people. Can we still come? 
Our minimum is 30 people. Some groups have asked other groups to join their overnight. Some groups invite siblings.  

How do I book? 
Complete the Seaport Slumber Inquiry form on our website. Payment can be made with a check or credit card. The date is not reserved until a non-refundable 50% deposit is made. For additional information, please contact Melania Majowicz, Assistant Director of Education at 215-413-8663 or mmajowicz@phillyseaport.org