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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
+1 215-413-8655
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Independence Seaport Museum Admission
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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.
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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My boys and I really enjoyed this museum. There are a lot of interactive exhibits. Very well done and clean. The ship tours are nice. The submarine is tight in spots. But would definitely recommend a stop at this museum while in Philadelphia.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family (wife and two young children) toured this attraction in July 2018. The museum portion is quaint but contains a lot of information. My children enjoyed playing on the ship on the first floor, while I read the displays. Walking through the warship and...More

Thank sportsmedic1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship and sub are the main attractions here; the museum has interesting moments, but also a lot of 'just for kids' exhibits (which would be great if I were 8-10 or had kids that age). Recorded tour on sub costs extra; worth every penny...More

Thank scott r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the indoor museum displays but did visit the pre-WW1 heavy cruiser and WW2 submarine, where the young woman at the entrance to both was really helpful and friendly. The ship provides an insight into the day-to-day living conditions...More

Thank ShazyD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing the ships. My grandfather served on the Olympia during the Spanish-American War and later received a Dewey Medal. My grandchildren got to visit too. A special thrill. Save the ships for future generations. A part of US history!!

1  Thank Jean J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The $8 to go on the sub and ship was the best $8 I have ever spent — especially since it comes with a drink ticket for any drink you would like!

Thank mok830
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting walk through seeing the old boats and pictures of Philadelphia when it first became a town. A bonus is a walk through on the war boat and submarine which is further down the marine. well worth the visit

1  Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

I wish I could give this place six stars. I have been visiting Philadelphia for about 15 years, since my daughter moved there, but never knew about this place. I knew it was possible to visit the battleship New Jersey across the river, but did...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We went on the Memorial Day weekend when the Tall Ships were in town. There were fewer ships thasn we say in Halifax Nova Scotia or New York City, but they were fun, just the nsame

Thank Marguerite a
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

If you like ships, go here. Good Museum, better real ships. Do not miss the Olympia if you have any interset in US History!

Thank Donald L
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Belin421
March 3, 2018|
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Response from michaelbunero1959 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lot nearby on the riverfront and a short walk over. Also there's street parking available close by.
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dderonde
May 18, 2016|
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Response from tcloth | Reviewed this property |
We spent about two hours, about half the time in the museum and half in the submarine and ship.
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