Street of Ships


PIER 16 |  Lightship AMBROSE and Full-Rigger Wavertree

Wavertree will be closed for a private event from Wednesday 1/30/19 through Friday 2/8/19.

Lightship Ambrose will remain open to the public with hourly tours starting at 11am and the final tour at 4pm.


South Street Seaport Museum is home to a fleet of 5 ships including the 1907 lightship Ambrose, a “floating lighthouse” to guide ships safely from the Atlantic Ocean into the broad mouth of lower New York Bay, the 1885 ship Wavertree, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron, and the 1885 schooner Pioneer, an authentic 19th Century Schooner, with public sails daily from May thru October.  We welcome you to visit South Street Seaport Museum’s active waterfront and explore our historical vessels.