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Philadelphia: Independence Seaport Museum and USS Olympia

Philadelphia: Independence Seaport Museum and USS Olympia

From US$ 18 per person

Grab your ticket and dive into River Alive! Discover hands-on exhibits, raise the sails on the pirate ship Diligence, and climb aboard National Historic Landmark Ship Cruiser USS Olympia.

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English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Board the oldest steel ship afloat, Cruiser Olympia
  • Uncover the past with one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America
  • Immerse yourself in the wonders and challenges of the region's waterways
  • Learn how the waterways connect the wilderness to the city
Full description
Dive into "River Alive!", a new exhibit that describes the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River, where 5% of Americans get their drinking water. Raise the sails and discover the history of the U.S. Navy aboard the National Historic Landmark Ship Cruiser USS Olympia. Discover Philadelphia’s connection to the founding of the United States Navy. The Patriots & Pirates exhibition features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the little-told story of America’s conflict with pirates. Uncover the past with one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America. With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn's Landing waterfront.
Includes
  • Access to the Museum
  • The Workshop on the Water
  • Two National Historic Landmark ships
  • Cruiser Olympia
  • Submarine Becuna
  • Food or beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The final entry time to the museum and USS Olympia is 4:30 PM.
  • The submarine Becuna will be closed until further notice.
  • You will be assigned an exact entry time for both the museum and USS Olympia upon arrival.
  • The USS Olympia is not wheelchair accessible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Very interesting. lots of history I didn't know about before. beautiful ship!

September 20, 2022

August 9, 2022

The amount of history learned by the heroes of the Navy is invaluable.

May 31, 2022

Product ID: 258937