Visitor Information

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 Monday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Summer Hours: between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Historic Ships will be open until 7:00 PM 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 traditional boat building shop 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.

$15.00 Adults 
$10 Seniors (65 & over) 
$10 Children/College Students/Military 

FREE for Seaport members and children under 2
   » Learn more about museum membership here

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.

Special Offers

$2 off with valid AAA Member Card.

Buy One, Get One Free Regular Adult admission with valid WHYY membership.

ACCESS Cardholders
(on-site only with valid card and ID): $2*
*Present your ACCESS/EBT card and receive Museum and Ships admission for up to four family members at $2 each. (ACCESS/EBT card along with a photo ID required.) Not valid on special events, programs, or with any other offer or group discount. On-site only. ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach.

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
   » Learn more about group rates.

 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
211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106


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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.



Tourist Information

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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.

PHLASH service has ended for the season and will resume in Spring 2015.