South Street Seaport Museum
This restored 18th- and 19th-century port district features landmark architecture; historic ships; and a pirate's booty of exhibits, restaurants, pubs, shops, and vendors. Located on the East River in Lower Manhattan, galleries here are full of items related to immigration, commerce, piracy, navigation, archaeology, and the traditions of the port. Attend special events and living history and education programs for both children and adults. Explore the surrounding 12-square-block historic area, where cobbled streets, restored buildings, and recreated businesses showcase the port’s vast impact.
The dock area berths one of the country’s largest privately owned collections of late 18th and early 19th century ships, including two schooners, two sailing vessels, a lightship, and a tugboat. The Peking, one of the largest sailing ships ever built, offers shipboard exhibits; the two-masted schooner Pioneer offers harbor excursions. The wooden tugboat W.O. Decker also offers charter tours of New York Harbor. Stop by the children's center, as well. The visitors center is at 209 Water Street. Walking tours are available.
12 Fulton St.
- New York, New York 10038
- 40.70671000, -74.00352500
- Varies by sight/business but generally daily 11--5 or 7.
- Visit Website
- (212) 748-8600