Maritime and Naval Museums: Pennsylvania, USA
Hugh Moore Historical Park
200 South Delaware Drive
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.
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.
- USS Olympia (1895), cruiser CA-15.
- USS Becuna (1944), Balao-class submarine SS 319.
Independence Seaport Museum
Penn's Landing at
211 South Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Sreet,
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1415.
Telephone: +1 215 925 5439
Opening hours: Daily 10:00-17:00; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
telefax: +1 215 625 9635
Note: The museum which was previously called the Philadelphia
Maritime Museum moved to the facilities of the Port of History Museum in
- Principia (1928), small passenger steamer.
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.
- Gazela of Philadelphia ex Gazela Primeiro (1901), barquentine. Originally a Portuguese Grand Banks fishing ship.
- Jupiter (1902), tug.
- Barnegat (1904), lightship No. 79.
Carnegie Science Center,
One Allegheny Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850.
Telephone: +1 412 237 3400
Willow Grove Naval Air Station
WWII and more recent aircraft, including a P-2 Neptune, on static display.
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