Click here for $5 admission to the South Street Seaport Museum. (Advance purchase required.)
Explore the 400-year-long connection between the city and the sea at this newly redesigned Lower Manhattan museum boasting 16 galleries chock full of cool historic artifacts, model ships, photography, video and more. Recently reopened under the management of the Museum of the City of New York after undergoing a complete upgrade, the edgy new exhibits range in time from a look back at Manhattan Island in the 1600s all the way up to an Occupy Wall Street photo gallery. Other fascinating installations include a display of historic tools used in the coffee trade and tattoo industries, a number of films about the city’s past, a gallery devoted to today’s New York furniture and fashion designers, and much more.