South Street Seaport

Currently Closed
  • Address: 12 Fulton St New York, NY 10038, New York City, United States
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +917-4923480
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Entertainment, Photo Gallery, Exhibition

South Street Seaport - Review

The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River. The Seaport was heavily damaged in 2012 in Super storm Sandy. Many of the businesses closed and the remaining businesses suffered from a severe drop in business after it.

After the storm, this whole place has become dead place. The South Street Seaport Museum re-opened in December 2012 with three floors of galleries in Schermerhorn Row and 16 historic and contemporary installations interweaving the city, the sea, and the Seaport neighborhood.

Also welcoming the public once again are the lightship Ambrose, with a brand-new hull, and schooner Pioneer, with new sails and a new transmission—as well as the 19th-century letter press print shop Bowne & Co., Stationers the museum's new galleries include a battalion of model ships, antique shipping tools, and left-of-center shows covering anything from New York fashion to contemporary photography.

Exhibitions display models of past and current ships, narrate tales of maritime life and culture and explore the rich history of New York Harbor. Adventures types can climb aboard the Peking, one of three stationary ships, and experience the daily life of sailors at the turn of the century. The Seaport is also a popular location for many of Manhattan’s entertainment and cultural events.

South Street Seaport Information

  • It’s a combination maritime museum and mall.
  • You can enjoy a boat ride.
  • Parking facility available.

South Street Seaport Ticket Prices

  • General Admission starts at $10. Price varies for other events, you can call up for more information.
  • Free entry for children under 3 years of age.

How To reach South Street Seaport by Public Transport

  • Fulton Street Station

Restaurants Near South Street Seaport

  • Heartland Brewery
  • Il Porto
  • J.P Mustard

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  • South Street Seaport Address: 12 Fulton St New York, NY 10038, New York City, United States
  • South Street Seaport Contact Number: +917-4923480
  • South Street Seaport Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • South Street Seaport Price: 10 USD
  • Time required to visit South Street Seaport: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting South Street Seaport

  • 5.77% of people who visit New York City include South Street Seaport in their plan

  • 90.91% of people start their South Street Seaport visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see South Street Seaport

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82.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Street Seaport

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South Street Seaport, New York City Reviews

  • This is a small must see here in NYC! it gives a fabulous history of the ports, and ocean liners, and other shipping histories of NYC. It is a small museum and doesn't take long to walk through. It is also free (but has a donation box! Bring some cash!) I learned so much in this little museum and it was amazing. Then being able to see some of the ships that were highlighted in the museum out in the port was icing on the cake! I love it! Go see this museum!

  • The museum is really small and can be visited in half an hour. It tells the story of the once prosperous East River port and the businesses that supported it, including a huge fish market, banks, and (surprisingly) printing presses. The museum is housed in a row of neat historic buildings called Schermerhorn Row, an architectural eye candy. I visited in the summer and they turned off the A/C so it was uncomfortably warm inside. Museum tickets can also be used to visit two historic ships on Pier 16, just meters away.

  • Nice little museum, perfectly located at this old neighborhood, that keeps the history of the original port of the city of alive. The boat is included in the ticket price and is a must see. People on board will gladly answer any questions and will give you a small tour. Great experience if you have never been on this kind of boats before. The rest of the museum will give you an idea of the immigrant experience when they were arriving in the city, but it's better if you visit Ellis Island, so that you get the whole picture.

  • Beautiful place by the river. It can be chilly to walk around because of it's location so make sure to dress properly. This area was renovated after hurricane Sandy, and you can now enjoy the large sitting area, the beautiful little roads, the bars and restaurants, the designer shops, the relaxing atmosphere when sitting upstairs and enjoying the view of the river, Brooklyn and the bridges of Manhattan.

  • " Just so you know guys the admission is $12 which includes a tour of the boats." Okay great. Elderly, slow and disabled mom in lobby deciding if she wants a tour of the boats. "Just so you know guys the lobby is included in the price." Eff off dude. Chill out before I make you eat the $12. I was sure they were going to start charging by the minute just for gawking at him. Went in had a nice little tour. But that guy at the register was obnoxious.

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