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South Street Seaport Museum

12 Fulton St, New York City, NY 10038-2109
+1 212-748-8600
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Very enjoyable outing on the Pioneer

The Pioneer is a small schooner that sails from the lower east side of Manhattan nightly around 7... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pfafftonian
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North Carolina
Enjoyed the ship

I had been wanting to come here for awhile, as I know the museum is still recovering after... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
schmayla98
,
New York
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Maritime museum that recreates a seaport in the 19th century with cobblestone streets and historic ships of the era.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“new york” (14 reviews)
“lady liberty” (3 reviews)
“pioneer” (17 reviews)
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12 Fulton St, New York City, NY 10038-2109
Financial District
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Pioneer is a small schooner that sails from the lower east side of Manhattan nightly around 7 PM. The cruise lasts two hours, passing near the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. Given the time frame and decent weather, we...More

Thank pfafftonian
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I had been wanting to come here for awhile, as I know the museum is still recovering after Hurricane Sandy. The exhibit on luxury versus a middle class voyage across the sea was interesting, as well as learning about what it would have been like....More

Thank schmayla98
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Limited in what would be considered a museum and could have gotten more from Google. Had combined with sailing on the Pioneer in NY harbor............another disappointment. Out and in with "no" commentary about the City or harbor though good views of the skyline and Lady...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Save with free admission at South Street Seaport Museum, the Ambrose and the Wavetree on Pier 16. Free admission is every other Friday courtesy of the Howard Hughes Corporation. The next free Friday is July 14 from 3-7 pm. Climb aboard the ship, Wavetree, on...More

1  Thank Elaine A
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

After visiting over at the World Trade Center decided to take a walk over to the Seaport as I have not been there in quite sometime. The stores that are open are very interesting and different from the usual chain of boring designer stuff. Much...More

1  Thank dorothy g
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting the city for many years. I always try to find something I have not done yet to try. I had high hopes for the museum. New York, like many major cities, has its roots in the sea and shipping. I figured...More

3  Thank grrprr
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

its a good change for a Sunday visit, but there is nothing significant there really to feel wowed so i cant say there was much to be impressed off but its not bad for a quite stroll

Thank shildcompany
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

after the hustle and bustle of the usual NYC this was a nice low key experience. Coupled with a harbor cruise it was remarkably laid-back day. The harbor cruise was another event but leaves from the same area.The restored sailing cargo ship is the gem...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is hard to realistically review the museum in its present form - as it was (and I wasn't aware before I visited) so deeply affected by Sandy. I probably would have gone to the area anyway but I wouldn't have allowed so much time....More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just writing this review to note that the "museum" really consists of 2 rooms with a few prints on the walls and the bell from a ship. The prints are interesting, but I think calling this a museum is a huge reach. The ships docked...More

3  Thank Tim P
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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
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skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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