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134 22nd Street, Brooklyn, NY, US, 11232

  • Phone: (347) 415-8388
  • Fax: (347) 415-8389
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Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge

290 Conover Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
+1 718 624 4719

Th from 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM,Sa from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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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