New York City, Manhatten
American Museum of Immigration
Ferry from Battery Park or Liberty State Park in Jersey City
Lots of material - posters, postcards, photos, models - on various ships which carried immigrants to the US. Most of the island is now in New Jersey, but the museum part is in NY.
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Pier 88, West 46th and 12th
Phone: (212) 245-0072
FAX: (212) 245-7289
May 1 to Sep 30 Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1000-1800
Oct 1 to Apr 30 Wed-Sun 1000-1700
Admission $10, seniors and students $7.50, children 6-12 $5, under 6 free for 1 child, $1 for second on, military in uniform free
Intrepid CV/CVA/CVS 11
Edson DD 943
Growler SSG 577
Lightship Frying Pan
Elizabeth M. Fisher Research/school ship
Flight deck and hanger hold large display of carrier aircraft, plus an SR-71 (sans engines). Military vehicles and more planes on display on pier. Museum inside carrier has wide range of displays, including many models and a film on carrier operations. Billed as the World's Largest Naval Museum.
Frying Pan is privately owned.
Tamaroa, ex-Zuni WMEC 166, ex-ATF 95, US Coast Guard fleet tug
Nantucket Lightship has reportedly been moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Museum of the City of New York
103rd St & Park Ave
Wed-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1300-1700. Preregistered groups only Tue 1000-1400
Closed legal holidays
Admission free: suggested donations $5, seniors, students and children $3, families $8
Permanent display: Maritime New York - artifacts (some large), photos, models, paintings
South Street Seaport Museum
East side, just south of Brooklyn Bridge
Phone: (212) 748-8600
Apr 1 - Sep 30: 1000-1800
Oct 1 - Mar 31: 1000-1700
Peking Square-rigged four-masted cargo sailing ship
Wavertree Square-rigged sailing ship
Lettie G. Howard Fishing schooner
Museum located right next to the fish market. Lots of shops and restaurants, becoming yuppified. Tours of New York harbor available on steamships and a schooner. Extensive galleries and collections. Ongoing urban archaeology can be viewed nearby.
Seamen's Church Institute
(just north of South Street Seaport's Low Building Galleries)
Outstanding collection of ship models, though the times they are open can be irregular.