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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
+1 215-413-8655
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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211 S Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So this was done on a whim and glad we did. The measum was very informative and more than I expected. With the admin price we were able to go on to the sub and decommissioned ship. Very interesting and very tight. This a very...More

Thank anderson70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved seeing the submarine and ship. Warning it is a bit of a walk from the musuem to these. My elderly mother needed to rest tonget there, but there are snack trucks to help with that (ice cream always makes a walk worth while)....More

Thank sammydodd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located in Penn's Landing complex along the Delaware River. It collections document maritime history and culture along the Delaware River. The day we visited, entrance to the museum was free and the place was packed particularly with young people (last day of...More

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another place we stumbled upon when visiting Philly. This is a great museum for all ages. It is well done and Philadelphia is a town steeped in maritime tradition. By far and away the best part are the two ships that you can...More

Thank Chuck C
Independence Se... M, Public Relations Manager at Independence Seaport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and touring the historic ships!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Philadelphia has a rich maritime and naval history and this museum does an excellent job of recounting its various aspects. There are excellent exhibits on the early days of the U.S. Navy, shipbuilding in Philadelphia and across the river in New Jersey, ship rescues, rowing...More

1  Thank interceptpubs
Independence Se... M, Public Relations Manager at Independence Seaport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting museum for all ages The history of seafaring and the history of the US Navy presented in interesting manner that will captivate youngsters and adults

Thank Audrey B
Independence Se... M, Public Relations Manager at Independence Seaport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We hope you had a great time on your visit!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

The submarine and the gunship tours are very interesting. The museum is very enlightening regarding Philadelphia's history in relation to the Delaware River and points beyond.Worth a visit

Thank Kyle S
Independence Se... M, Public Relations Manager at Independence Seaport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed Submarine Becuna and we hope you had a great time on your visit to the Museum!

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Didn't spend any time in the "museum" portion of this attraction because the 2 ships, Becuna & Olympia, were so engrossing! The Becuna is a WW2-era submarine that is very well-exhibited, and the Olympia is an 1892 gunship on which I could have spent the...More

1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Have been wanting to come here for many years and finally we did. All I can say WOW. They have created some Museum. You will see and learn may things about the history of Philadelphia and its relationship with the Delaware River. At the same...More

Thank Golfdick
Reviewed 14 March 2017

nice to visit, sorry it was not open the day we took the bus ride, but the are was a nice stop off point

Thank 135arlenec
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dderonde
For people with small children, how much time did you spend there?
18 May 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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