The South Street Seaport Museum (restoration currently underway!) has finally announced its first new exhibition since Hurricane Sandy in 2012—and it’s opening this month! As of March 17, 2016, “Street of Ships: The Port and Its People” will open to the public (Wed–Sun 11am–5pm), complete with art and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collections.
Families can expect to see items relating to 19th century happenings at the Seaport and follow the area’s journey to becoming the world’s busiest 20th century port. Visitors will also be excited to learn about the current restoration of the museum’s sailing cargo ship (full-rigged, 1885) called Wavertree, the type of ship that helped develop the area into a hub of global trade.
Little ones will be very excited to learn that Wavertree—once fully restored at Caddell Drydock and Repair in Staten Island—will return to the Seaport this summer in July! The total restoration took 15 months and $13 million.