South Street Seaport Museum
Established to promote the preservation of ships, this museum offers a display of historic ships, changing exhibits, tours, films, and harbor sails aboard 19th-century schooners. There is also a Children’s Center, which offers a wide variety of activities for kids that range from learning to tie knots and raise sails to going on an overnight sailing trip.
South and Fulton Streets at Pier 16
Phone: (212) 748-8600
Hours: Winter hours, Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; summer hours, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors and students with IDs, $6; children five to 12, $4, children under five, free