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Independence Seaport Museum Admission

Independence Seaport Museum Admission
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93% of travelers recommend this experience
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Duration:
1–2 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission to the Museum's Building and Cruiser OLYMPIA
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Seaport Museum
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include parking fees. There are several public parking lots in the area as well as metered spots on the streets. Museum does not own a parking facility.
  • Guided tours of Submarine BECUNA are a ticket add-on and must be purchased on-site.
Duration
1–2 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible within the museum
  • Not wheelchair accessible on two historic ships
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Ships will close if extreme weather such as snow, ice or high temperatures.
Inclusions
  • Admission to the Museum's Building and Cruiser OLYMPIA
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Seaport Museum
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include parking fees. There are several public parking lots in the area as well as metered spots on the streets. Museum does not own a parking facility.
  • Guided tours of Submarine BECUNA are a ticket add-on and must be purchased on-site.
Duration
1–2 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible within the museum
  • Not wheelchair accessible on two historic ships
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Ships will close if extreme weather such as snow, ice or high temperatures.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
16 reviews
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Amanda M
868 contributions
Second time here. We came a few years ago and there was a nice gift shop that is gone now. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for kids up to age 17. Parking alone is $18. It ads up.

The check in staff were very friendly.

Only enough to keep you here for about 1 -2 hours
or so.

The ship is the best part and is included with admission.

The penns landing area is dead. Nothing is open.
Written July 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

megjohnsonnj
New Jersey17 contributions
The museum is large and well maintained. Great kids activities as well as exhibits for adults. Highly recommend the guided tour of the submarine Becuna. The guide is very knowledgeable and interesting. The submarine is such a unique offer but the guided tour enriches is especially well.
Written July 24, 2021
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jerrys01
Bel Air, MD437 contributions
May 2022
My wife and I toured the museum. We also took the guided tour of the Becuna, a WWII era submarine, and the self-guided tour of the Olympia, which fought in the Spanish American War.

There are a lot of exhibits at the museum. I really liked the ones dedicated to how the US Navy was established after the Revolutionary war due to our battles with the Barbary Coast pirates.

The tour guide knew his stuff about the Becuna. Even though it had been made a little more accessible, you have to be very careful moving from one compartment to another, as the hatches are pretty small. I also appreciated the stories about how bad the Mark XIV torpedoes were.

The Olympia is a pretty large ship. The officers had small but comfortable berths, while the enlisted men slept in common areas on hammocks. The parts of the engines we could see looked pretty complicated.

Figure on taking up to a half-day if you do all three tours.
Written May 4, 2022
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MilwaukeeMom35
15 contributions
Lovely visit, no kids with us so we could read as much as we wanted. I especially liked the calls outs on history, trying it to the sites in Philadelphia. Self guided tour of the Olympia was the best part, if you want to see the whole ship you need to climb ladders or steep staircase. Do not recommend with a stiller, but kids would love the ship.
Written August 5, 2021
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chris k
Winchester, VA435 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
A well spaced out museum with plenty of models of various ships - all of which were put together by artisans. I can just look at them for hours. Visitors can also see the USS Olympia, a early 1900’s battle cruiser. That was quite interesting to tour and to note how much the ship had no watertight bulkheads/doors - the era’s Achilles heel in Naval design.
Written March 27, 2021
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BMart4
Denver, CO59 contributions
Oct 2019
This museum really surprised us. The exhibits are really well done, there's plenty of interaction for kids but that doesn't water down the content for adults. There's so much about the history of Philadelphia and it's relation to the Delaware river that we didn't know about. You'll find history from before the revolution to more current day ships and the building process. You can do just the museum or add on tours of two ships they have docked on the river which are totally worth your time. We spent a full morning doing the museum and both ships. During the summer there are several food spots and other entertainment nearby, we came just as all of it had shut down and had to walk a bit to find a restaurant for lunch.
Written October 6, 2019
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SkiDudeGL
Minnesota39 contributions
Sep 2019
interesting museum with displays about the history of the US NAVY and its importance
also exhibits about the slave trade
toured the USS Olympia and the USS Becuna
Written September 4, 2019
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Linnea M
Amherst, NH90 contributions
I did both the museum and the ships admission. The museum was put together well, and when I was there a gentleman who works on model ships was there which was very cool. Going on board and touring the boat and the submarine was great though and I had fun doing that! If you were going to choose just one I’d definitely recommend the admission to the ships.
Written November 3, 2019
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Cori B
1 contribution
The staff was helpful and informative when we asked for help. We arrived at 10 am on a Thursday and were the only guests for our visit. It was very nice!!
Written March 4, 2022
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VAReviewer
Virginia31 contributions
Nov 2021
Olympia: The Olympia is a must-see if you are at all interested in what it would have been like to be on the flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish American War. You see the officers' luxurious quarters and the sailors' hammocks; get an idea of the workings of the engine room, the loading of coal, the disposition of ash; all the big and little details of life at sea are noted and documented in a readable fashion. Highly recommended. This ship is huge and takes some time to cover.
Becuna: The tour of the submarine was very well-done, very informative, very complete. Plus, our guide Greg had a depth of knowledge and patience that allowed him to answer every question from every angle. I highly recommend this tour. (Except, not if you have any kind of back issue that makes twisting through doorways uncomfortable, not if you have claustrophobia, and not if you are scared climbing down a nearly vertical ladder. Also I wish I had worn my N-95 mask because of the close quarters.)
Museum: I also enjoyed the museum exhibit on pirates and the founding of the U.S. Navy. Great artifacts of historical period letters related to the founding of the Navy, very cleverly displayed so that you could see the actual letter (in hard to read 18th century faded script) and then read a modern printout of the words. The connections between the history and modern Philadelphia landmarks were also well-done.
Details: (1) Parking is $20, credit card only, and a short walk from the museum. (2) There was no food whatsoever to be found anywhere on the premises; all the food trucks were closed; the gift shop was closed.
Written November 4, 2021
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joanstubbs14
joanstubbs14
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unexpectedly fine!
I didn't know what to expect, but I was game to trying it - actually had fascinating displays, and video games depi
Debbie B
Debbie B
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Fun Evening at the Parade of Lights
The museum is very special and I wish I had brought my grand kids. Santa was there and so was a very fun pirate. Bo
PMahdis
PMahdis
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Wait, there were ship tours?
We went in and toured the place. It was okay and reminded me of a few other museums such as the one on the Welland
andijonestn
andijonestn
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Overall a positive experience.
The ship and submarine were really interesting and fun to explore. The exhibits in the museum portion were also int
U8357BEalisons
U8357BEalisons
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Maybe better for children
Paid $10 each, no cafe, couldn’t get the vending machine to take our money or accept our bank card to buy water, an
1234texas
1234texas
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Three really nice ships (one is a submarine) in a riverside park
This is a very nice area just south of the Hilton Hotel. The park setting has food booths, ships, water views, sit
ISC624
ISC624
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Okay
The museum was okay for the amount of space they had to work with, but the cruiser and submarine were both impressi
DrGoldin
DrGoldin
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The ship is great, the museum so-so
You get to choose whether you want to visit the museum, the docked ship, or both. I would go with the ship, which i
John B
John B
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A Nice Museum
This is a nice museum that covers history of the sea. It's in Penn's Landing and it is close to other great places
John F
John F
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The Ships were better than the museum
It was really cool to go on the submarine Becuna (not for large or handicapped people due to tight quarters and all
Maurene_K
Maurene_K
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EXCELLENT WATERFRONT MUSEUM ~ A MUST-SEE
On a full week’s vacation for the Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, we took advantage of the free admi
Larry M
Larry M
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Submarine Becuna and Cruiser Olympia
We spent about 4 hours total, a couple of hours in the museum, and a couple more on the sub and cruiser. There is
GPDJES
GPDJES
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Went on Free Day during Fourth of July week festivities.
Took advantage of free museum day as advertised for July 1. Interesting history of Philly waterfront, with ship and
charles b
charles b
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Walking thorugh history
Great value Musemium is nice but being able to walk through a suburime and an old World war one battle ship was gre
anwillner26
anwillner26
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Waterfront park activity
The museum has kid engaging exhibits of river recovery, the underground railroad slave history, ship building and f
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