Archtober and OHNY at the Seaport Museum
Archtober Virtual Building Tours | Oct. 9, 16, and 23 | 3-4pm ET | Free
Our annual series of Building Tours return virtually this year! Join us for online tours of Schermerhorn Row on select Fridays during the month of October 2020, as part of Archtober. Click below to learn more and register for a tour.
Open House New York Virtual Building Tour | Oct. 18, 2-3PM ET | Free
We are continuing our annual Open House New York Building Tours series this year by offering a special online virtual tour of the inside of Schermerhorn Row as part of OHNY Weekend. Click below to learn more and register for the tour.
Archtober Virtual Walking Tour | Oct. 30, 3-4PM ET | Free
Walk virtually with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings. Click below to learn more and register for the tour.
Last Chance to Visit Wavertree this Season!
Visit Wavertree | October 3, 4, and 10 | 11AM - 5PM ET | Free
This and next weekend are your last three chances to visit tall ship Wavertree this season. Visitors can board the ship for a self-guided tour along a set route that includes access to the outdoor areas, including the main deck and quarter deck. Click below to learn more about our new safety protocols and reserve your timed-entry tickets.
Bowne & Co. Demonstrations | October 3, 4, and 10 | 11AM - 5PM ET | Free
While you're in the seaport district be sure to stop by Water St. where the printers of Bowne & Co. will be will be hosting curbside, socially-distant demonstrations on the presses set up outdoors on the steps. Demos will illustrate the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Museum’s Printing History Collection. Items printed throughout the day will be given away as a tangible reminder of the printing experience, all for free. No registration required, just stop by!
Architectural Gems of the Seaport
Building Details, 142-144 Beekman Street, Spring 1981. Photo by Jeff Perkell.
South Street Seaport Museum Archives.
It's the 10th anniversary of Archtober, the month-long celebration of architecture in and around New York, and we thought it would be fun to highlight some particular "gems" from around the South Street Seaport Historic District. Our Director of Collections explores the stories of many of these 18th- and 19th-century structures, their styles, former occupants, changes in use, historical happenings, and restoration. Click below to visit the blog and read stories about some of our favorite local buildings and aspects of their history.
Virtual Programming at the Seaport Museum
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music!
Sign up for the next installment of our popular virtual sea song sing-along. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. The next session is Sunday, October 4. Click the link below to sign up.
Ready for Even More Virtual Walking Tours?
We've partnered with Urban Archive in exploring ways to help reinterpret and approach archival collections through new digital alternatives. Click below to experience a four new virtual walking tours of lower Manhattan.
Highlights From Our Social Media Channels
Launch of Queen Mary.

In September of 1934 an as yet to be finished RMS Queen Mary was launched into the River Clyde.

Lost in Translation?

Not for us! Read about how a collections and archives volunteer is working with objects related to French Ocean liners.


We've got a latte love for this table top grinder from our collection.

What a Celebration!

Check out these great photos from a weeks-long celebration in 1909 of Henry Hudson's exploration of the North River and the invention of the steamboat Clermont.

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