Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum
celebrates the rich maritime history of NYC’s 19th Century
waterfront. The Museum’s building is a part of the Schermerhorn Row
complex, a series of warehouses built in the early 19th
century. Within the building there are remains of two mid-19th
century hotels. The Museum is home to Bowne Printers, carrying on the age old
tradition of “job printing” (small batch printing) and Bowne & Co.
Stationers, New York's oldest existing business under the same name, originally
founded in 1775. The museum is also home
to a fleet of 6 ships including the 1907 lightship Ambrose, a "floating
lighthouse" to guide ships safely from the Atlantic Ocean into the broad
mouth of lower New York Bay, the 1885 ship Wavertree, one of the last large
sailing ships built of wrought iron, and the 1885 schooner Pioneer, an
authentic 19th Century Schooner, with public sails daily from May thru
All proceeds from sales, donations and special events hosted in any of the museum spaces benefit the South Street Seaport Museum.
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 Bowne Printers and Bowne & Co., Stationers, our recreation of working 19th century print shops, at 209 and 211 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