A guide to what you can find on the upper decks of the ship
The 135-year-old Wavertree, built of riveted wrought iron, is an archetype of the sailing ships of the latter half of the 19th century that lined South Street by the dozens, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Wavertree is the flagship of a fleet of historic vessels, restored and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum. The Museum celebrates people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in this neighborhood and throughout the city’s waterfront. The ships, along with the landmark buildings of Schermerhorn Row and the printing office of Bowne & Co. on Water Street, invite you to discover how the port nurtured the life and culture of New York City for centuries. Experience our rich collections of art, artifacts, and archives that tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”
Use the map below, to identify some of the things you’ll find as you tour the deck of Wavertree.