Independence Seaport Museum
World’s Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In Philadelphia This September
It’s called TEACH FLEET, and its purpose is to get LEGO-loving kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
A few dozen children were taking a break from their struggles with life-threatening diseases to enjoy a much-needed day out at the Independence Seaport Museum.
“War is hell. No doubt about it,” said Harry Snyder (second from right in photo), now 92 years old.
This ship has a lot of stories to tell. Her name is the SS United States, and she spent the better part of two decades as America’s Flagship, breaking speed records across the Atlantic Ocean, and serving as the luxurious temporary home to many famous travelers.
KYW’s John McDevitt spoke with a local expert on submarines and their limitations in the search for a black box.
Officials say the Spanish-American War-era ship will remain docked at Penn’s Landing after efforts to find it a home elsewhere in the country fell through.
You can learn all about sugar, its origins, and Philadelphia’s long history of candy-making at the Independence Seaport Museum’s ‘Oh Sugar!’ exhibit.
While the kids may appreciate that gift once they receive it, what they really want during this long weekend is something to do!
Dozens of people, many of them veterans of the submarine service, gathered at Penn’s Landing on Monday to remember those who gave their lives below the waves.
The Old City Seaport Festival is taking place this weekend. Organizers are promising a family-friendly few days of tall ships, fine food and even a pirate battle.
The “Honor, Sacrifice, and Freedom Tour” covers 13 sights in Philadelphia and one in Camden (at the Battleship New jersey, which you’ll just be able to look at from afar).
A temporary exhibit of hand-built model ships made of Legos sailed through the Independence Seaport Museum this weekend.
Coast Day activities include a tug boat festival and kayak rides as well as a trio of events at the Seaport Museum.
“Oh, Sugar!” kicks off Friday at the Independence Seaport Museum.
Caretakers of a deteriorating piece of maritime military history hope to have its future secured by next summer and continue working to ensure it stays afloat in the meantime.