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Independence Seaport Museum Admission

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Independence Seaport Museum Admission
Plastic partitions have been installed at points of sale & staff is required to wear gloves during all transactions. Submarine Becuna is closed at this time for safety reasons. We've moved to a timed ticketing system, times will be assigned to visit the exhibits & Olympia upon arrival.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
1–2 hours
  • Independence Seaport Museum Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Seaport Museum
  • 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.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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
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BMart4 wrote a review Oct 2019
Denver, Colorado59 contributions32 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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sailorsgirl wrote a review Oct 2019
Springfield, Missouri5,519 contributions841 helpful votes
My main interest in visiting this particular museum was because the USS Cruiser Olympia is berthed there. America's first Unknown Soldier was brought back to the United States from France on the Olympia after WWI. If I remember history correctly, three Unknown Soldiers were
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Date of experience: October 2019
SkiDudeGL wrote a review Sep 2019
Minnesota39 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2019
mekopp wrote a review Aug 2019
Middletown, Delaware1,936 contribution424 helpful votes
My husband and I used our CAMM membership (Council of American Maritime Museums) for a reciprocal admission to this museum. Our home museum is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM is so well done and laid out and includes top notch displays, so this was a little
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Debbie B
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The museum was okay for the amount of space they had to work with, but the cruiser and submarine were both impressi
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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
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The most historic ship in Philadelphia with a stunning Ben Franklin Bridge backdrop!
Admiral’s Tavern, the most historic ship in Philadelphia, has been one of my sister and her (now) fiance's favorite
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John B
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
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John F
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
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On a full week’s vacation for the Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, we took advantage of the free admi
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Larry M
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
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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
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charles b
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
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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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