October 22 | 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm | Wavertree | Free
The 21st Annual Open House New York Weekend, will take place October 20–22 to promote unparalleled access to the city’s places, people, projects, systems, and ideas that define New York and its future. As part of its lineup, OHNY will include an in-depth tour of the 1885 tall ship Wavertree.
The Seaport Museum invites you to take a special guided tour of the 138-year-old flagship of the Museum’s fleet, and you’ll even be able to walk the length of the vessel’s massive cargo hold––not usually open to the public. Built of riveted wrought iron, Wavertree is an archetype of the sailing ships of the latter half of the 19th century that, during the “age of sail,” lined South Street by the dozens, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge. On these Open House tours, Seaport Museum staff and crew will take you to places around the ship not typically accessible to the general public. Guests will get a glimpse at how the historic fleet is maintained, see nooks and crannies, and get immersed in history while walking the entire length of Wavertree’s hold.
Tickets will be distributed on a lottery basis by OHNY, available from October 9–14. Visit the Open House New York website to see the full lineup and get the latest updates about tickets by clicking on the button below.
About Open House New York
Open House New York promotes broad, unparalleled access to the city—to the places, people, projects, systems, and ideas that define New York and its future
Tall Ship Wavertree
Wavertree, built in 1885 was operated for many years as a cargo ship sailing around the world.