The South Street Seaport features spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River and Lower Manhattan in New York City. Visitors can admire six historic ships docked at the port which belong to the South Street Seaport Museum, dine at several diverse restaurants, and watch colorful street performers.

The attraction is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am, from 11 am on Sundays. Holiday hours vary. While admission is free, there is a fee to enter the Museum.

For a calendar of events and restaurant opening times, visit Look for festivals, outdoor concerts and family events.

During the warmer months, the museum offers sails and cruises in the New York City Harbor aboard the 1930's-era wooden tugboat W.O.Decker and 1885 schooner Pioneer.

The Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum presents historic information about the Port of New York. It features exhibits, galleries and six historic ships which represent the largest privately owned collection of historic vessels in the United States. Through its living history programs, educational programs, sails and cruises, the Museum attracts visitors of all ages.

It is open daily from April 1 to September 30 from 10 am to 6 pm. From October 1 to March 31, the museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm, and closed Tuesdays. Call 212-748-8600 for more information and to confirm opening times.

You can purchase tickets at the Visitors' Center, 12 Fulton St. or Pier 16 ticket booth and all Museum galleries. Sails and cruises cost extra and should be reserved in advance by calling 212-748-8786.

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Location: 19 Fulton Street, Suite 201 , New York City , New York , United States , website, 212-732-8257