USS Olympia

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

New Tour In Philadelphia This Halloween Season Mixes History With Ghost Stories

A new tour in Philadelphia this Halloween season is mixing history with ghost stories.

10/03/2014

(The USS Olympia, on Penn's Landing.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Historic Ship, USS Olympia, Will Remain in Philadelphia

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.

04/02/2014

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Submarine Veterans Remember Fallen Comrades During Memorial Service At Penn’s Landing

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.

11/11/2013

(Credit: Kim Glovas)

Ceremony Held At Penn’s Landing Honoring U.S. Veterans

The ceremony was held Saturday in front of the USS Olympia to honor those who served in our armed forces.

11/09/2013

The USS Olympia is in need of repairs and funding.

Historic Philadelphia Warship Struggles To Stay Afloat

The USS Olympia, a cruiser built in the late 1800s, has served as a glimpse into the past since opening to the public as a museum in 1958.

08/20/2013

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Work Continues To Save Historic USS Olympia

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.

07/05/2013

(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

(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

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Six Groups Say They Want Ownership Of USS Olympia

Six groups vying to become custodian of an historic US naval cruiser now berthed in Philadelphia have passed the first hurdle in the takeover process.

09/12/2011

Reenactor Max Kaiserman will lead visitors through the history of the USS Olympia. (credit: KYW's Karin Phillips)

Historic Reencacment Tours Aboard USS Olympia This Weekend

This Friday through Sunday, the living history crew aboard the USS Olympia will give visitors a historical look back at life on the Spanish-American war cruiser.

09/02/2011

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Potential USS Olympia Buyers Must Submit Proposals Today

Jesse Lebovics, manager of the historic ships for the Independence Seaport Museum, says letters of intent to acquire the Spanish American war crusier are expected from at least five groups in Philadelphia, Baltimore, North Carolina and California.

09/01/2011

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Historic USS Olympia Will Spend At Least One More Summer Docked At Penn’s Landing

The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.

04/23/2011

USS Olympia (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Summit Seeks New Home For USS Olympia

The summit drew a TV crew from, of all places, the Ukraine, evidence of the ship’s storied past.

03/30/2011

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio)

USCG Tall Ship Arrives In Philadelphia For 75th Anniversary Tour

The US Coast Guard cutter barque “Eagle” arrived at Penn’s Landing this morning on the first stop of its 75th-anniversary tour across the Atlantic.

03/18/2011

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Museum To Host Summit For USS Olympia Suitors

We told you yesterday that a West Coast group wants to make a bid for the USS Olympia, the nearly 120-year-old cruiser now at Penn’s Landing, and they’ll get their chance this spring.

01/20/2011

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