Dive into New York City's rich maritime history by paying a visit to the South Street Seaport Museum!

View the cabins and decks of six historic ships dating back to the 19th Century in New York. Inside you will get to see many interesting artifacts and exhibitions that beautifully depict the origins of the city and early discoveries that were made at sea. 

The museum includes a complex of 19th century buildings occupying 2 blocks along the East River. Within the buildings, galleries are on display, showing not only the history of life at sea in New York but also peaking the imagination of visitors and showing what life would be like if they were living on an old sailing cargo ship like those used in the 19th Century. 

Did You Know

  • The legendary AMBROSE ship was originally used as a "floating lighthouse" for ships sailing along the Atlantic Ocean into the New York Bay.

  • The Museum was gifted the Lighthouse Ambrose ship in 1968 from teh U.S Coast guard.

How To Get There

  • A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4 or 5 to Fulton Street station.

  •  M15 to Fulton Street

Make The Most of Your New York Pass

- Admission to the South Street Seaport Museum is normally $12

- With the New York Pass, you have free entry to the museum plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm


The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

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12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038


(212) 748-8600