Independence Seaport Museum Admission

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    4/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Wednesday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Thursday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Friday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Saturday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM 1/1/2020 - 3/4/2020Saturday - Sunday.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Museum is located on Penns Landing, the waterfront, in the Old City section of Philadelphia. Visitor Services museum entrance is on the Walnut Street Plaza.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Climb aboard two National Historic Landmark ships, the 1892 Cruiser Olympia and the WWII and Cold War Submarine Becuna. Maneuver an underwater robotic vehicle, fire a mock cannon and explore U.S. naval history. Visit the Workshop on the water to see wooden boat builders in action. Discover the atmosphere of Philadelphia-united-states">Philadelphias historic shipyards with Diligence, the 1797 re-created gunboat once built in Philadelphia to defend this young country from pirates.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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Visit two National Historic Landmark ships, the 1892 Cruiser Olympia and the WWII and Cold War Submarine Becuna. Olympia is known for being Admiral Dewey's flagship during the Spanish American War and also receiving the honor of bringing the soldier for internment for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.

Becuna is a more modern day example of the technology and bravery of submariners in WWII and the Cold War. These ships will have ladders, hatches & gangways to navigate. The historic ships are not ADA accessible.

Explore two floors of the museum with exhibits that cover various maritime topics. Galleries include: Disasters on the Delaware: Historic Disasters and Modern Day Heroes, Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River, Tattoo Lounge, Titanic Philadelphians, Boat Gallery, Underwater Gallery, and more.

Observe working wooden boats builders in action, in the Workshop on the Water and as they build the schooner Diligence. This gunboat was built in 1797 in Philadelphia to defend this young country from pirates. This new exhibit and ship is inside the museum, making it all the more impressive.


Entry/Admission - Independence Seaport Museum


The listed price does not include parking fees. There are several public parking lots in the area as well as metered spots on the streets. Museum does not own a parking facility.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible within the museum

Not wheelchair accessible on two historic ships

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Ships will close if extreme weather such as snow, ice or high temperatures.

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Aug-2017

    We really enjoyed touring the 2 ships. The museum was very informative.

  • 27-Apr-2017

    Where do I start? Of all the places we went during our stay this was by far our favorite. From the exhibits and hands on exhibits for our grandsons 7 and 9 in the museum, along with watching the boat builders work on boats, having one talk with us about the history of the boats, building of them and answering all our questions to getting to tour the submarine BECUNA and the USS Olympia - Just WOW! Well worth the money. The staff were super nice. We all learned something that day! This was right up my son-in-law's alley! Don't miss it!