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Independence Seaport Museum

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Independence Seaport Museum

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Debbie B wrote a review Dec 2019
Titusville, New Jersey116 contributions23 helpful votes
The museum is very special and I wish I had brought my grand kids. Santa was there and so was a very fun pirate. Both were attentive to the kids and even posed for pictures with our adult traveling group. We had come for the boat parade of lights. We had been to one in Annapolis in the past. That one was far more exciting then the Philly one. Perhaps they offer better prizes, any way I think the Seaport Folks should check with Annapolis for some pointers. This boat parade was far too slow, and the lights were pretty run of the mill. I did appreciate that many of the boats were working boats so I think it was great that they participated. The evening was not a total loss because the museum was interesting, the staff was kind and enthusiastic, and they gave out really fun foam glow sticks for voting. Unfortunately because it was so cold and the parade was so slow not many spectators stayed for the voting.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Linnea M wrote a review Nov 2019
92 contributions23 helpful votes
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.
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PMahdis wrote a review Nov 2019
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada1,043 contributions322 helpful votes
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 Canal system. Came here to write this and see other reviewers saying the best part was the ships. I did not know there were ships to see, or a submarine. Take note.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Andi wrote a review Oct 2019
19 contributions1 helpful vote
The ship and submarine were really interesting and fun to explore. The exhibits in the museum portion were also interesting, though the informational signs could have been more detailed. There were several things I would have liked to have read about that did not have signage. Overall, we had a wonderful time and would recommend the museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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BMart4 wrote a review Oct 2019
Denver, Colorado59 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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