COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates

The South Street Seaport Museum is temporarily closed to the public as of March 13, 2020, to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

From Capt. Jonathan Boulware, President of the South Street Seaport Museum: “We have a duty as a civic organization, as a convener of people, to do our part to help stem the spread of this virus. When and at what pace the Seaport Museum will reopen to the public will be determined through thoughtful consideration of this rapidly evolving situation. We continue to follow guidance from our City and State governmental partners as well as from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).”

Suspension of public operations follows:

  • All public access at the Museum’s locations including 12 Fulton Street, Bowne & Co. on Water Street and the ships, Wavertree and Ambrose at Pier 16, including the previously announced Pi Day Celebration program
  • Volunteer workdays
  • Onsite K-12 education programs
  • miniMATES early childhood program
  • In-school residency programming

During this time, we will continue to monitor the situation and determine the need for continued closure.


If you would like to stay engaged with the South Street Seaport Museum during this time, please follow us on social media where we are continuing to highlight the history of New York as a port city, our collection, our community, and more.

facebook.com/SouthStreetSeaportMuseum
instagram.com/seaportmuseum
twitter.com/seaportmuseum

(updated 3.25.20)