Sail Into the Past With a Visit to the Seaport Museum’s Wavertree

08/01/2022 in
Sail Into the Past With a Visit to the Seaport Museum’s Wavertree

A friendly reminder that the South Street Seaport Museum’s Wavertree, a tall cargo ship built in the year 1885, is open and free to tour at Pier 16 (Fulton and South streets).

Visitors can access the 2,000-ton ship’s outdoor areas, its main deck and quarter deck. One of the last large sailing ships made of wrought iron, the vessel was built in Southampton, England, and was first used to carry fiber for use in making rope and burlap bags, traveling between India and Scotland. You can survey a digital map of the ship here and read more on its restoration here.

Check out the Wavertree Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. Reserve your free ticket here, which also gives you access to any other current exhibitions underway at the museum’s gallery space (12 Fulton Street). 

photo: Josh Katz

Tags: South Street Seaport Museum, Wavertree

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