Your donation to Independence Seaport Museum, which is fully tax-deductible, supports a wide range of educational programs that aim to connect students to the water. The Museum's interactive, group educational programs focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) to supplement traditional classroom learning and improve overall academic performance. Additionally, the Museum's SAILOR program - an innovative, hands-on boat building class for Philadelphia-area high school students - combines a fully integrated curriculum highlighting math, science and history concepts with boat construction training. 

Initiatives such as these are made possible by your generous support. Please consider giving today.


Did you know that many employers will double or even triple your contribution to Independence Seaport Museum by matching your charitable donation dollar for dollar or more? Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company matches charitable donations and request a Matching Gift form. Simply send the form to:

Email: tfranklin@phillyseaport.org

Independence Seaport Museum
C/o Trish Franklin
211 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 


Your donation to Independence Seaport Museum's Cruiser Olympia Preservation and Maintenance Fund, which is fully tax-deductible, support the preservation of the Cruiser Olympia - the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. 

The preservation and maintenance of this National Historic Landmark is made possible by your generous support. Please consider giving today by donating through Network for Good or mailing a check to:

Independence Seaport Museum 
C/o Olympia Preservation and Maintenance Fund

211 S. Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA 19106 

Independence Seaport Museum is the only bonafide recipient of Olympia Donations. To ensure your donation goes to support the preservation and maintenance of Cruiser Olympia, please donate using Network for Good or via check.


The Young Friends of Independence Seaport Museum is a premier group of active young professionals (ages 21-45) committed to supporting the Museum and its mission while networking through intimate, dynamic events.  

Interested in becoming involved with the Museum's Young Friends? We are currently accepting applications for the following Young Friends board positions: Board Chair, Programs Chair, and Communications Chair. Please send a letter of interest and resume to membership@phillyseaport.org  


Independence Seaport Museum is always looking for dynamic, dedicated volunteers. Supporting the Museum's operations and contributing to visitor experience, volunteers are a vital part of the Museum. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to match your individual interests, skills and availability. All skills are welcome! 


Donating a gift for consideration for the Museum's collections requires special attention. Although a work may be artistically or personally significant, it may not be appropriate for the Museum's collections. If you are interested in donating a collections gift, please send a gift proposal - including an image of the object - to Craig Bruns, Curator, cbruns@phillyseaport.org mailing it to: 

Independence Seaport Museum 
C/o Craig Bruns
211 S. Columbus Blvd. 

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Gift proposals are reviewed based on a number of considerations, including the object's relevance to the Museum's collecting scope, historical significance, whether or not the object would duplicate an existing artifact, physical condition and any storage requirements that would preclude gift acceptance. Generally, the review process takes up to six (6) weeks. If a gift has been accepted, the Museum's Registrar issues a receipt and formalized deed of gift, which is executed to complete the gift process.