• Thanks to the cold snap, we’ve had a burst pipe in our lobby. Our historic ships remain open for tours while we make repairs to our ceiling. Tickets to tour our historic ships can be purchased at Bowne & Co print shops, our 19th century letterpress print shops located at 209 – 211 Water Street or by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of our website

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    Wednesday-Sunday | 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Purchase Tickets

    Stop by Schermerhorn Row to learn more about the many opportunities at the Museum. Purchase tickets, view the ongoing
    exhibition Street of Ships: The Port and Its People, and sign up for membership or volunteering.

    Visit our new exhibition: Millions: Migrants and Millionaires abroad the Great Liners, 1900-1914 through January 7th.

    Admission includes guided tours on both the 1885 cargo ship Wavertree and the 1907 Lightship Ambrose, weather permitting.

    Due to Hurricane Sandy-related damages, access to the galleries on upper floors is by appointment, for Education programs, or private groups only. | Please e-mail for more information.


    SAIL NEW YORK HARBOR | Schooner Pioneer

    Wednesday-Thursday 7pm | Friday 3pm*, 7pm | Saturday 1pm, 4pm*, and 7pm | Sunday 4pm* and 7pm

    Pioneer begins sailing May 27th through October!

    Spend an afternoon at the Museum! Late afternoon sails: Friday 3pm, Saturday 4pm, and Sunday 4pm, include free admission to the Museum’s exhibitions. Choose the afternoon special when selecting your trip and then bring your ticket to the Museum before or after your sail! Museum tours leave every 1/2 hour starting at 11:30am, please be sure to arrive with ample time before your sail if you wish to visit the museum before your trip.

    Through the sailing season Pioneer offers day and evening sails, unique and special event sails, as well as being available for charters and private events. Click Here for Calendar and Tickets

    Click here for more information about Pioneer sailing and volunteer opportunities, as well as special events and programs.


    STREET OF SHIPS | Pier 16

    The South Street Seaport Museum is home to a fleet of five historic vessels: the 132 year-old Wavertree, cargo ship and flagship of the Seaport Museum’s fleet, now back from a 13-million dollar, 18 month, city-funded restoration; the Historic National Landmark 1907 Lightship Ambrose; schooners Pioneer and Lettie G. Howard, both award-winning sail training vessels; and W.O. Decker, one of the last steam-powered, wooden tugs built in New York.

    Click HERE to learn about our historic ships.


    SEAPORT WALKING TOURS | 12 Fulton Street

    Click here for schedule and information

    The Seaport Museum offers several tours on varying topics that bring to light the hidden, forgotten, and overlooked histories of the seaport district and New York.

    All tours meet at the Museum’s main entrance (12 Fulton Street). Tours will last approximately 75 minutes. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes | Please e-mail for more information.



    7 Days a Week | 11:00 am to 7:00 pm | Free to the Public | Workshops

    Carrying on the age old tradition of job printing (small batch printing), the South Street Seaport Museum is home to Bowne & Co. Stationers, New York’s oldest operating business under the same name, and Bowne Printers. Visitors can see our collection of 19th printing presses and purchase printed goods.

    For Bowne & Co. Stationers, please call (646)-315-4478 or e-mail for more information.

    For Bowne Printers, please call (646)-628-2707 or e-mail for more information.


    By subway:

  • Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street.
  • Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach the museum. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.
    By bus:

  • Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding.
  • Walk one block east.
    By ferry:

  • The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey.
  • From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes.
  • Once at Fulton Street, turn left. The Visitor Center (12 Fulton Street) is about a half block west.
  • From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.

  • Parking in the area is limited. There is a parking lot located at Front and John Streets, just one block from the museum. Another lot is available at 294 Pearl Street.

    *As we are located in an historic district please contact the museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit