South Street SeaportCurrently 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
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.
- It’s a combination maritime museum and mall.
- You can enjoy a boat ride.
- Parking facility available.
- 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.
- Fulton Street Station
- Heartland Brewery
- Il Porto
- J.P Mustard
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5.76% of people who visit New York City include South Street Seaport in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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
82.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Street Seaport
You must visit this small museum in NY, if you have some spare rime. 1. It's completely free! Great point. Donation box included. 2. There are a lot of objects to see, if you are interested in this theme. 3. The location itself is comfortable and clean. My recommendations.
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!
We went on a sunset cruise on the museum's schooner PIONEER (an 1885 historic sailing vessel and part of South Street Seaport Museum's operational fleet). Thanks to the crew for a wonderful sunset cruise with beautiful views on the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. We brought a afternoon snack and a bottle of wine and enjoyed the sail very much!
The sign on the building that points to the museum seems to be bigger than the museum... the whole precinct is historic and is worth a visit and since you're there you might as well drop into this tiny 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.