Museum Ships

12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038- Map It
(212) 748-8600

AAA Editor Notes

Museum Ships are docked at Pier 16 on the East River at South Street Seaport. Among the vessels constituting the “Street of Ships” is the 1908 Ambrose lightship, which guided other vessels through the shoal- and sand bar-filled waters of lower New York Bay, and the Peking, built in Germany in 1911 and made famous in the Irving Johnson film Around Cape Horn. The 1885 Pioneer originally carried cargo along the Delaware River; today her passengers enjoy relaxing 2-hour sailing trips. Guided tours are available.
Pioneer fare $38; $32 (senior citizens and students); $20 (ages 3-12); $5 (ages 0-2).
Hours: Street of Ships open Wed.-Sun. 11-5. Pioneer departs Tues.-Fri. at 3 and 7 (also Fri. at 9:30 p.m.), Sat.-Sun. at 1, 4 and 7 (also Sat. at 9:30 p.m.), late May-late Oct. Ships are closed periodically for maintenance; phone ahead to confirm schedule.