Set in 11 blocks along the East River, this museum is an amalgam of galleries, historic ships, 19th-century buildings and a visitors’ center. Wander around the rebuilt streets and pop in to see an exhibition on marine life and history before climbing aboard the four-masted 1911 tall ship Peking. The seaport is generally thick with tourists, but it’s still a lively place to spend an afternoon, especially for families with children, who will enjoy the atmosphere and intriguing seafaring memorabilia.
|Venue name:||South Street Seaport Museum|
12 Fulton St
|Cross street:||between South and Water Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St|
|Price:||$10; children under 9 free, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm|