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“Something to do” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-413-8655
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$32*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #47 of 556 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Philadelphia's maritime museum features interactive exhibits, historic ships (Spanish American war-era cruiser Olympia and WWII-era submarine Becuna) and changing exhibition galleries. Seasonal river tours of the Delaware River and kayaks / rowboat rentals available. Extended evening hours Thursday - Saturday Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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“Something to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My kids were board so we traveled to the city for fun. They had a boat the kids climbed in and out of. We walked around and they liked to look at the anchors.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Nice river views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Interesting presentation of seaport development @ turn of 19th c and wonderful river views outside. Great place for kids and adults.

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Philadelphia, PA
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“OK, nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you are really into seafaring maybe this has interest. It's a old museum, not much recent, feels tired.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Take the kids there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Our grandsons(Ages 10 and 11) really loved this museum and the adults did too. Submarine visit, interactive exhibits, and loud cannon roars are some of the highlights. War of 1812 is nicely covered and a knowledgeable craftsman was there building a ship model. A small gem of a museum.

Visited January 2013
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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“Very entertaining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We really enjoyed the ferry ride from the aquarium across the river, The ferry took us downstream a bit and very close to the awesome Battleship NJ. You can spend hours in the museum, the sub and the ship docked outside.

Visited June 2012
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