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Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge, New York

Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge - New York, New York
Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge
290 Conover Street, New York, NY 11231Map
at Pier 44
+1 718 624 4719
Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Overview

The Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge is the last covered wooden barge of its kind and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1914 and purchased for $1 in 1985, she was restored to its present beauty after 300 tons of mud were removed. On board, visitors learn about the history of barges in trade as well as showboat history as a form of American entertainment. Visit the Captain's original living quarters and enjoy an old-fashioned ball machine that whirls, jumps, and plays music by gravity. Circus Sundays brings the circus to the Museum every Sunday in June. The barge offers beautiful views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Group tours and school visits can be arranged by appointment.

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Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge General Information
  • Open Hours: Thursday from 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM, Saturday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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