89 South Street, Manhattan.
Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-8pm.
The paths are wheelchair accessible. The parking lots all have handicapped spaces.
South Street Seaport, 212-732-8257.
South Street Seaport
A historic district in Lower Manhattan dedicated to New York's maritime history
This lively historic district on the East Side of Lower Manhattan is home to an incredible variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. This 12-square-block area located on the East River is the site of the city's original port. While no longer filled with the hustle and bustle of merchants and sailors, the seaport is still home to a fleet of historic ships and a new kind of commerce.
The nearby South Street Seaport Museum is the custodian of an eight vessel historic fleet, which includes ships dating from 1885. Each beautifully restored vessel is open to the public and offers a variety of educational programs. The ships range from cargo and fishing schooners to steel and wood tugboats. Some of the vessels can even be chartered for private sails and events.
The Seaport plays host to summer concerts and regattas, and year-round a variety of shops and restaurants keep the cobblestone streets busy. One popular destination is the Sunday Fulton Stall Market which provides New Yorkers and visitors alike an array of fresh foods, tasty snacks and handmade crafts.
Things to Do
Concerts, festivals, history, art, open air market and tours. See Seaport calendar of events.