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Note:

  • The 1885 Wavertree has returned from restoration and is now open during regular museum hours!

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    ONGOING EXHIBITIONS & HISTORIC SHIP TOURS | 12 Fulton Street

    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: The Original Gus Wagner: The Maritime Roots of the Modern Tattoo opening January 29.

    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 info@seany.org for more information.


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    SAIL NEW YORK HARBOR | Schooner Pioneer

    Thursday-Friday 6:30pm | Saturday 1pm, 4pm, and 6:30pm | Sunday 4pm and 6:30pm

    The schooner Pioneer runs Memorial Day weekend thru early October annually, offering 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.


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    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.


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    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 walkingtours@seany.org for more information.


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    BOWNE PRINT SHOPS & MARITIME CRAFT CENTER | 207-211 Water Street

    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 bowne@seany.org for more information.

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


    GETTING HERE

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Parking:

  • 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