The Galleries at 12 Fulton Street will be closed as of April 7th, 2013 as a result of Hurricane Sandy-related repairs. SSSM asks that you visit them at Bowne Printers, our recreation of a working 19th century print shop, at 209 Water Street, open every day 11 am–7 pm. And please consider donating to their relief effort. Every little bit helps! Pioneer Sails are still taking place.
Founded on May 22, 1967, and newly revitalized under the management of the Museum of the City of New York, the South Street Seaport Museum is looking toward the future. Three floors of galleries in Schermerhorn Row opened on January 25, 2012, with 16 historic and contemporary installations interweaving the city, the sea, and the Seaport neighborhood. Also welcoming the public once again are the lightship Ambrose, with a brand-new hull, and schooner Pioneer, with new sails and a new transmission—as well as the 19th-century letterpress print shop Bowne & Co., Stationers. Thousands of children and teachers have already participated in re-launched education programs, and a lively slate of lectures, symposia, and tours is underway.