South Street Seaport Museum New York
South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. The Seaport is usually considered a historical district, distinct from the neighboring Financial District. It features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, and includes the largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings in the city. This includes renovated original mercantile buildings, renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and modern tourist malls featuring food, shopping and nightlife, with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
South Street Seaport Museum was founded in 1967 by Peter and Norma Stanford. When originally opened as a museum, the focus of the Seaport Museum conservation was to be an educational historic site, with “shops” mostly operating as reproductions of working environments found during the Seaport’s heyday – 1820 to 1860.
Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum in 1998, South Street Seaport Museum sits in a 12 square-block historic district that is the site of the original port of New York City. The Museum is comprised of over 30,000 square feet (2,800 m²) of exhibition space and educational facilities. It houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archeology museum, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab, and the largest privately owned fleet of historic ships in the country.
South Street Seaport Museum. 12 Fulton Street – New York City – 10038.
Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm: All Galleries are open
Ships open at noon (weather permitting)
Monday 10am-5pm: Schermerhorn Row Galleries Only
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm: All Galleries and Ships are open
$8 – Seniors/Students with valid ID
$5- Children ages 5-12
children under 5 and Museum Members free.
Members: present your membership card at 12 Fulton Street or the Pier 16 Visitors’ Center to receive your free admission ticket.
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