Founded on May 22, 1967, and newly revitalized under the management of the Museum of the City of New York, the South Street Seaport Museum is looking toward the future. Three floors of galleries in Schermerhorn Row opened on January 25, 2012, with 16 historic and contemporary installations interweaving the city, the sea, and the Seaport neighborhood. Also welcoming the public once again are the lightship Ambrose, with a brand-new hull, and schooner Pioneer, with new sails and a new transmission—as well as the 19th-century letterpress print shop Bowne & Co., Stationers. Thousands of children and teachers have already participated in re-launched education programs, and a lively slate of lectures, symposia, and tours is underway.
Photograph by Andrew Hinderaker, 2012.
The Galleries at 12 Fulton Street will be closed as of April 7th as a result of Hurricane Sandy-related repairs.
Please visit us at Bowne Printers, our recreation of a working 19th century print shop, at 209 Water Street, open every day 11 am–7 pm.
Please consider donating to our relief effort
. Every little bit helps!
To contact us, call (212) 748-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org