Explore Philadelphia's only maritime museum! See nautical art, interactive exhibits, the Workshop on the Water, and our two historic ships - the cruiser Olympia, the oldest steel warship still afloat in the world and the WWII-era submarine Becuna - all included in Museum admission!
Hours & Prices
Independence Seaport Museum is open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Summer hours: From Friday, May 23 - Saturday, August 30: the Museum and Historic Ships will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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Ticket prices include admission to Independence Seaport Museum's galleries and Workshop on the Water, a wooden boatbuilding workshop inside the Museum, plus the Spanish-American War cruiser Olympia and the World War II submarine Becuna. Please note: the historic ships are not handicapped accessible and may close without notice in the case of inclement weather.
$10 Seniors (65 & over)
$10 Children/College Students/Military
Guided tours of Olympia, including Admiral’s & Captain’s Cabins and Brig
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am & 1pm
45 minute tour includes admission to Becuna and Museum
Behind the Scenes tours of Olympia and Becuna are available on the first Saturday of the Month from April - November. Tours depart at noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 and cost $18. per person. Due to steep steps no children under 12 are allowed on this tour.
All tickets must be purchased at Independence Seaport Museum.
FREE for Seaport members and children under 2
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$2 off with valid AAA or WHYY membership card
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
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NEW! Gunpowder and Glory - Fire one of Olympia's six-pounder guns in this group tour for up to five people!
Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing waterfront. We are a short walk from the historic district and many shops and restaurants.
Penn's Landing on the Delaware River
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Parking is available directly adjacent to the Museum in the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation public parking lot. The lot prices vary by season. The automated parking lot accepts cash and credit cards. Present your parking receipt to the Museum's visitor services desk when purchasing admission to receive a discounted parking rebate, which reduces your parking cost to $10 per car.
The Museum also has a discounted parking rate of $8 available at the Quality Parking lot located right over the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge. The Quality parking lot is located on Front Street between Walnut Street and Chestnut streets (entrance is on Front Street). Present your parking ticket to the Museum visitor services desk when purchasing admission to receive a discounted parking card.
Abundant metered street parking is available on Front Street and the surrounding area. Please remember to read parking signs and obey parking restrictions.
Special Event Parking
During special events, there will be no reimbursed parking. Please see the special event parking page.
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Independence Seaport Museum is a member of Philadelphia's Historic Neighborhood Consortium, a group of more than 50 attractions within walking distance of the Liberty Bell. For more information, visit www.beyondthelibertybell.org.
Take the Philly Phlash to the waterfront! The Philly Phlash is a transit route connecting visitors and locals alike to key sights and attractions for only $2 per ride or $5 for a day pass. The purple bus arrives at each stop every 15 minutes between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. allowing visitors to get on and off the bus at various stops throughout the city. The closest stop is at the Chestnut Street entrance to Penn's Landing, two blocks from the Museum. Passes are available on the Phlash or at various Visitor Center locations.