Maritime and Naval Museums: Pennsylvania, USA


Hugh Moore Historical Park

200 South Delaware Drive
Easton, PA.

Telephone: +1 215 250 6700

Josiah White, canal boat.

American canal history and technology.


Erie Maritime Museum

150 East Front Street,
Erie, PA 16507.

Telephone: +1 814 452 2744.

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 09:00-17:00; Sunday 12:00-17:00.

This museum opened in May 1998.

Museum ship: USB Niagara (1988), a brig-of-war. A reconstruction of Perry's flagship on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.


Penn's Landing

P.O. Box 928,
Philadelphia, PA 19105.

Telephone: +1 215 922 1898

Opening hours: 10:00-16:00; Memorial Day and Labor Day 10:00-16:30; Closed Christmas and New Year's Day. The USS Olympia was Admiral Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay in Spanish American War. The current 8 in. turrets are fabrications, as the originals were replaced with barbettes during the First World War.

Independence Seaport Museum

Penn's Landing at
211 South Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Sreet,
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1415.

Telephone: +1 215 925 5439
telefax: +1 215 625 9635

Opening hours: Daily 10:00-17:00; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.

Museum Ship:

Note: The museum which was previously called the Philadelphia Maritime Museum moved to the facilities of the Port of History Museum in 1995.
Maritime US history, 30 small boats, 10.000 artifacts. The Principia was added to the collection in 1994.

The library is open by appointment: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00-16:00 and first Saturday of the month, 10:00-16:00.

The primary emphasis of the collection of the more than 12,000 volumes is on the regional maritime history. The Lenthall collection consists of 342 volumes of books on naval architecture and related subjects.

Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild

Chestnut St. and Delaware Ave.


Carnegie Science Center,
One Allegheny Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850.

Telephone: +1 412 237 3400

Willow Grove/Hatboro

Willow Grove Naval Air Station

Rt. 611
WWII and more recent aircraft, including a P-2 Neptune, on static display.

Updated 2002-02-07 by Lars Bruzelius

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