The South Street Seaport Museum, founded in 1967 to preserve and restore what remains of New York’s nineteenth-century seaport, is seen from helicopter. The Museum has historic vessels which can be boarded by the public and stages exhibitions aboard the vessels and in its landside galleries.
The museum offers educational programs throughout the year, a winter series of nautical films and a summer series of concerts on the pier.
The Seaport’s facilities are located on Pier 15 and 16 in the East River and along Fulton and Water Streets and can be reached by walking down Fulton Street from the Fulton Street stop on the Lexington Avenue and Seventh Avenue subways or the Broadway-Nassau stop on the A train. The Museum is a private, not-for-profit educational institution supported by contributions from its members, corporations and foundations.