To preserve and interpret the history and future of New York as a City built on Port commerce, culture and characters.
The South Street Seaport Museum tells the story of how New York City’s great natural harbor became the gateway to America. The Museum utilizes its assets—the historic district’s restored Schermerhorn Row, the tall ship Wavertree and other vessels, and its collection of art and artifacts—to capture the unique story of the port’s role in the development of the City, State and Nation as economic, cultural and political powers. The rich history of the port of New York is shared through dynamic exhibitions and programs, the Museum’s vessels, and its research center.
1. To preserve the History of the Port of New York
2. To Discuss the Future of the Port of New York
3. To discuss the impact of Port commerce, culture and characters on the City of New York