Visit Our Historic Vessels and Pier 16
The South Street Seaport Museum tells the story of how New York’s great natural harbor gave rise to the metropolis we know today: the story of the ships, the people who sailed them, the cargoes they carried, and the businesses that served them. Dockside programs combine indoor and outdoor hands-on activities to show how the stories and science of the harbor affect how we live. Climb aboard the 1885 cargo ship Wavertree, tour the 1907 lightship Ambrose, or join us on Pier 16 to experience all this and more, without ever leaving the dock.
Dockside Experiences are currently paused because of COVID restrictions. Please contact us below to be the first to receive updates on our schedule.
About Our Dockside Vessels
Tall Ship Wavertree
Wavertree was built in 1885 and operated for many years as a cargo ship sailing around the world.
The lightship Ambrose was built in 1907 and served as a floating lighthouse in lower New York Bay.
Contact Us to Learn More
Reservations and payment required in advance. To book a program or for more information on details, pricing, and reservation process, please contact us below or call us at (212) 748-8568.