Seaport Museum: Exhibitions
12 Fulton St
Open Saturday & Sunday, 11am–5pm
Pay What You Wish General Admission
A bustling port. A growing city. See how New York’s natural harbor and the development of the Seaport helped NYC become the nation’s leading city. Two exhibitions at the South Street Seaport Museum take you inside the fascinating history.
A new gallery showcasing art and artifacts from the Museum’s vast collection that explores the role of the Seaport and South Street in 19th-century NYC. Highlights include Schermerhorn Row, the neighborhood’s historic buildings that began as warehouses and offices, and the Museum’s fleet of historic ships.
A newly reconfigured exhibition, last on view prior to the pandemic. Through artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection—including ocean liner memorabilia, ceramics and luggage trunks—the exhibition examines the divide between First Class and Third Class passengers who traveled on early 20th-century ocean liners.
In addition to these two new exhibitions, the South Street Seaport Museum is offering free tours of the ships Wavertree and Ambrose Wednesday through Sunday.Reserve Free Tickets
Gallery wall and Ambrose model photo credit: Richard Bowditch