South Street Seaport Museum


About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the South Street Seaport Historic District in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

Artexpo ticket holders get complimentary General Admission to the Seaport Museum throughout the month of April! Just show your ticket or badge at check in for free admission. Your free General Admission includes:

Touring Historic Ships at Pier 16
1885 Tall Ship Wavertree
Take a tour of the flagship of the Seaport Museum fleet that represents the thousands of ships that once docked along the waterfront over the centuries.

1908 Lightship Ambrose
When you arrive, sign up for your timed-ticket to tour the living and working spaces on board and learn about the role this vessel played in the immigrant experience.

Visiting Exhibitions in the Introduction Galleries
South Street and the Rise Of New York
Learn the roles the Seaport and South Street played in securing New York’s place as America’s largest city and its rise as the world’s busiest port by the 20th century.

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard The Great Liners, 1900–1914
Experience this popular exhibition that examines the dichotomy between First Class and Third Class passengers aboard early 20th century ocean liners.

Seaport Discovery: Exploring Our Waters With Eric Carle (Closing Sunday, April 14)
Immerse yourself in this interactive exhibition that brings your family into Eric Carle’s books A House for Hermit Crab and 10 Little Rubber Ducks.

Taking Part in Family Activities
Every weekend, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on activities that illuminate maritime history and life at sea while enhancing their trip to see Museum’s historic ships and exhibitions.



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