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South Street Seaport, New York City: 69 reviews and 103 photos
South Street Seaport near the tip of Manhattan has spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
One third of all merchant tonnage in the world moved by sailing ships from a two-mile stretch of piers, wharehouses and countinghouses at South Street. It was said by New Yorkers that, "All streets lead to South Street." The nations first drydock, the world's first scheduled maritime departure ? the Black Ball Line ? and the world's first steamship all originated here.
The South Street Seaport Museum celebrates America's rich maritime heritage. It has several historic ships on display that reflect the name given this area when South Street was known to the world as the "Street of Ships." Ships can be viewed for free and boarded and explored for a fee or even chartered for an excursion. In addition to the ships on exhibit the South Street Seaport Museum has galleries ? filled with old maps, prints, ship models, paintings, and frequently changing exhibitions ? housed in various buildings within the South Street Seaport area.
Address: 19 Fulton Street, Second FloorNew York, NY 10038
Directions: Along the East River
Phone: (212) 732-8257
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