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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...more
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.
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
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
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
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!!
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
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