South Street Seaport Museum

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
8 / 10

13 expert reviews

“The Museum maintains six historic docked ships and its landmarked downtown district contains some of the city’s oldest architecture. Brick row houses and cobblestone lanes here date to the early 1800s.”

– Afar Magazine

Frommer's Frommer's
"Dating back to the 17th century, this landmark historic district on the East River encompasses 11 square blocks of historic buildings, a maritime museum, several piers, shops, and restaurants." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"Recently renovated, this museum offers a glimpse of the seaport’s history and a survey of the world’s great ocean liners." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"Set in 11 blocks along the East River, this museum is an amalgam of galleries, historic ships, 19th-century buildings and a visitors’ center." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"What will you see here? A massive collection of, well, sailing stuff—20,000 pieces of scrimshaw, models, maritime paintings, and other ephemera. So landlubbers may find it a bit of a..." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"Other than that, the Museum has been reduced to a "ye olde printing shoppe", some walking tours, and an alcove with wall text on the area." Full review
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