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Independence Seaport Museum

211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
+1 215-413-8655
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Philadelphia's maritime museum features interactive exhibits, historic ships (Spanish American war-era cruiser Olympia and WWII-era submarine Becuna) and changing exhibition galleries. Seasonal river tours of the Delaware River and kayaks / rowboat rentals available. Extended evening hours Thursday - Saturday Memorial Day - Labor Day.
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211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199
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"spanish american war"
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"delaware river"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The $8 to go on the sub and ship was the best $8 I have ever spent — especially since it comes with a drink ticket for any drink you would like!

Thank mok830
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting walk through seeing the old boats and pictures of Philadelphia when it first became a town. A bonus is a walk through on the war boat and submarine which is further down the marine. well worth the visit

Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I could give this place six stars. I have been visiting Philadelphia for about 15 years, since my daughter moved there, but never knew about this place. I knew it was possible to visit the battleship New Jersey across the river, but did...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Memorial Day weekend when the Tall Ships were in town. There were fewer ships thasn we say in Halifax Nova Scotia or New York City, but they were fun, just the nsame

Thank Marguerite a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like ships, go here. Good Museum, better real ships. Do not miss the Olympia if you have any interset in US History!

Thank Donald L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I went here because it was included in my PhiladelphiaPass, with the price at the door to get in I would have thought twice. The museum itself is pretty poor, more of a model display with no real thought been put into the layout. I...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

When I was visiting Philadelphia this museum isn't one of the more famous ones. However the price was worth it. The inside exhibits are good and give a basic run down. The best part and what makes it totally worth while are the USS Olympia...More

Thank Reed S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went thru these two ships last year, and brought my retired parents back today. They thoroughly enjoyed touring both vessels. It was especially nice that so many people were dressed up in uniforms on the Olympia, telling stories about the history of it. Very cool.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We did not expect it would be so much fun. As a family we really had a lot of fun and it was educational. I was glad to see a Musuem in Philadelphia include Black History as well, very impressive. There were so many floors....More

Thank DominiqueD471
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited years ago before I had kids and I liked it but now I can appreciate all the interactive displays. Tons of photo opts in the sub and the Olympia. Keep by 9 year olds engaged for a full two hours. Also impressed with...More

Thank tosl
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Belin421
4 March 2018|
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Response from michaelbunero1959 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lot nearby on the riverfront and a short walk over. Also there's street parking available close by.
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dderonde
18 May 2016|
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Response from tcloth | Reviewed this property |
We spent about two hours, about half the time in the museum and half in the submarine and ship.
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