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Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

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4.2/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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  • The Cruiser Olympia was first launched in 1892 and served as Admiral Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay, which showed the world that the United States intended to become a predominate naval ...  read more »
  • It's fascinating to see the ornate paneling and upholstered furniture next to the cannon in the officer's quarters. Contrast the enlisted hammocks, and again, cannon, in the crew's quarters. Explore t...  read more »
  • Except for a huge, cruddy, crowded parking lot (Walnut Street Parking) this is a great place for naval history and Philadelphia history. The museum, the cruiser Olympia, and the submarine are great. I...  read more »
  • The Space is awesome. It's spacious and comfortable for parties. There's plenty of nautical things to view. The ferry also leaves from here. At times, I've used this area to meet & gather w/ friends before attending the free jazz shows. This particular evening I took I this pictures of my Aunts.
  • Seaport museum itself is interesting if you are interested in the history of boating on the Delaware river. There are a number of displays, as well as real ship builders who create historical ships from wood. They are great to talk to. This is a good starting point if you want to check out the submarine and the Spanish American war flagship of admiral dewy docked next door. I also recommend checking out patriot harbor cruises for an actual boat ride of the Delaware. Capt. Walt is the best and you won't regret it!
  • Surprising, fun, and interactive exhibits and displays. Lots of history and points of interest about the water front housed in this huge building. Nice theatre upstairs for special events as well.
  • This museum is more than meets the eye. Their main collection is much larger than you expect, featuring (at the time of this post) a boardable pirate schooner, an interactive exploration of Delaware River disasters, an exhibit on submersibles, and two ships: The Olympia and The Bacuna. Definitely worth an afternoon trip.
  • Wonderful! Includes museum, submarine and warship tour! Worth every cent...very kid friendly...
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