October 22 at 1pm, 2pm, and 4pm | In-Person | Pier 16 | Free
The 20th Annual Open House New York Weekend, which promotes unparalleled access to the city—to the places, people, projects, systems, and ideas that define New York and its future—will take place October 22-23. As part of its lineup, OHNY will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of tall ship Wavertree.
Join the South Street Seaport Museum for a special behind-the-scenes tour of 1885 tall ship Wavertree. The 137-year-old Wavertree, built of riveted wrought iron, 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. 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 “secret” nooks and crannies, and get immersed in history while walking the entire length of Wavertree’s massive cargo hold.
Tickets will be distributed on a lottery basis by OHNY, available starting October 13. Visit the Open House New York website to see the full lineup and to sign up by clicking on the button below.
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Tall Ship Wavertree
Wavertree, built in 1885 was operated for many years as a cargo ship sailing around the world.