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“Worth a visit - the submarine rocked!!!”

Independence Seaport Museum
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US$17.00*
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Independence Seaport Museum Admission
Ranked #48 of 488 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I visited the Museum in Nov. Its worth spending time and money to understand maritime history and culture. Especially the two historic landmark ships - The Cruiser "Olympia" and Submarine "Becuna" (OPEN TOUR). Both were used during the world war. First time in my life I went inside any ship and the submarine, I was speechless to see the submarine. Both give you a sense of how the soldiers/sailors aboard the ship/submarine lived their lives. Tickets are available at the counter. I would suggest visitors to spend more time exploring the ship and the submarine.Must Visit!!! its an exprience.

Thank RubiK33
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

There is a good sense of maritime history here. The USS Olympia from the Spanish-American War is docked here as are dozens of other vessels.

Thank J-Chizzle
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were just poking around the waterfront when we came upon this museum. We ended up spending several very enjoyable hours in the building and ships.

Thank CYuhas
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum itself was fun and had enough hands-on exhibitions to keep us busy. Our grandson was disappointed when he realized the submarine was not a "ride." He quickly recovered and just loved both the submarine and the vintage ship adjacent to it. You have to be pretty fit and agile to visit the submarine.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We only had less than an hour as it closed at 5pm. We paid the $32 for 2 and went right outside and did the self guided tour of the submarine and destroyer that is in the water, pretty cool. Then went back into the museum and toured till it closed. I wish we had more time to see more of the inside of the museum but it was the end of an already busy day and didn't mind it at all. Take the time though, lots of history of the river and the boats that work it, pretty cool. Worth the money even if we were there for 45 mins.

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