The South Street Seaport Museum will open the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through 2021 with timed entry, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16. Entry is free and includes access to the ship's outdoor areas, including the main deck and raised rear deck. Visits will be self-guided along a set route and limited to 35 (masked) people at a time.
The museum will also have a new, free outdoor exhibit on Pier 16 that will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today. Using historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings, the exhibition highlights some of the Seaport Museum's collection of more than 28,000 artifacts and works of art, and over 55,000 historic records.