Visitor Information

Explore Philadelphia's maritime past and present and reconnect yourself with the water through art and artifacts, interactive exhibits, the Workshop on the Water, and our two historic ships - the Olympia and the Becuna - all included in Museum admission!

Hours & Prices

Independence Seaport Museum is open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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Historic Ships Olympia and Becuna will be closed to replace the main gangway on Friday, May 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

$13.50 Adults 
$10 Seniors (65 & over) 
$10 Children/College Students/Military 

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
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.

Paid 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

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.

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Events on Penn's Landing 

Take the Phlash trolley to the waterfront! The Phlash allows visitors to get on and off the trolley at various stops around the city. The closest stop is at the Chestnut Street entrance to Penn's Landing, two blocks from the Museum. Fare is $2 per ride, or $10 for an all-day PhlashPass, or $15 for an all-day Family PhlashPass. Passes are available on the trolley or for a discounted rate at various Visitor Center locations.