Independence Seaport Museum

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Boat Race At Independence Seaport Museum Raises Money For Multiple Funds

Philadelphia police and fire departments participated in a fundraising competition along the Delaware River Saturday afternoon.

07/07/2012

(Troy Timple, organizer of the tattoo convention aboard the "USS Olympia."  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

With Nod to Sailors of Yore, Tattoo Convention Reboards Flagship ‘Olympia’

The convention takes place aboard the historic USS Olympia, berthed at Penn’s Landing, through Sunday.

06/01/2012

(Former Eagles' head coach Dick Vermeil, in a television announcement soliciting funds to preserve the SS United States, currently berthed in Philadelphia.)

Dick Vermeil, Former Eagles’ Coach, Serving as Pitchman For Ship’s Preservation

A familiar face is drumming up support to save the SS United States from the scrap heap.

06/01/2012

Philadelphia’s Seaport Museum Now Offering Sleepovers On A Ship

It’s the perfect ending to a night of tours and nautical activities at the museum.

05/20/2012

Cinderella Eye on the Arts

Upcoming Arts & Culture Events In May

Joel Gibbs, Talk Philly’s Arts Ambassador, spoke to Pat Ciarrocchi about some upcoming events in Philadelphia.

05/10/2012

(Nick Pagon working in the boathouse of the Independence Seaport Museum.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Seaport Museum and Students Embark On Delaware River Workboat Program

Rowboats will be joining the duck boats and kayaks on the Delaware River this summer.

04/20/2012

A piece in the Independence Seaport Museum's exhibit on the Titanic. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Seaport Museum Tells Stories Of ‘Titanic Philadelphians’

More than 40 people from the Philadelphia area were on board the Titanic 100 years ago. Some of their stories are told in a new exhibit, opening today at the Independence Seaport Museum along Penn’s Landing.

04/13/2012

Titantic at 100: Part 4 – Philadelphia’s ‘Titanic’ Progenitor

The USS Olympia, Dewey’s historic flagship docked on Penn’s Landing, has engines of the same design as were used later in the Titanic.

04/12/2012

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Top Picks For Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of The Titanic

One-hundred years after the “unsinkable” ship, well, sank, the James Cameron-directed sob-fest starring Leo and Kate returns to the big screen—in 3-D! Here’s a guide to Titanic-themed events and programs here in Philadelphia.

03/30/2012

An interactive cannon at the exhibit, Home of the Brave: the War of 1812, at the Independence Seaport Museum. (Credit: Paul Kurtz)

New Exhibit On Philadelphia’s Role In War Of 1812 Opens At Seaport Museum

To many Americans it’s the forgotten war. Nearly thirty years after the end of the Revolutionary War, America was battling the British again. And, Seaport Museum curator Craig Bruns says Philadelphia was right in the thick of it.

03/16/2012

Black History Month Events Guide

Since 1976, the United States has set aside February as Black History Month. Here’s where to take part in the celebration of African American history, culture and heritage in the Philadelphia area.

02/01/2012

It’s A New Year’s Eve Parrrhty At The Buccaneer’s Ball

It’s a New Year’s Eve party with a pirate theme at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn’s Landing.

12/29/2011

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Independence Seaport Museum Draws A Large Crowd To It’s Parade Of Lights

The Independence Seaport Museum held its 2nd annual Seaport Parade of Lights Saturday night on Penn’s Landing. Tug boats and other vessels were lit up with festive lights and put on a show for spectators.

12/18/2011

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

4 Groups Vying To Own Historic USS Olympia Pass Muster So Far

The process of transferring the USS Olympia to a new caretaker is moving forward.

11/14/2011

File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

The Philadelphia Cup Regatta Takes Place Saturday

About 80 sailboats from three local clubs will be competing in the event that will take place Saturday on the Delaware river.

09/30/2011

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