South Street Seaport


Adjacent to the Financial District - where the East River meets Fulton Street - the South Street Seaport is a designated historic district boasting some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan.


Here, you'll find the largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings in the city, as well as renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, the Titanic Memorial lighthouse, and unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge.


The recently renovated South Street Seaport Museum brings New York City's maritime past to life, with a working 19th-century print shop, an archeology museum, a maritime library, and the largest privately owned fleet of historic ships in the country, including the 1911 four-masted Peking; the Wavertree, an 1885 cargo ship; schooners dating back to 1885 and 1893; tugboats from 1900 and 1930; and the 1908 Ambrose lightship, among others. 


Hughes Corporation, the owner of the Seaport, announced in 2013 plans to tear down Pier 17 (the shopping area of the Seaport) and replace it with a new experience for visitors including new structures.


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