Explore Greater Philadelphia's waterways
Guided tours ensure the most enriching experiences for learners of all ages. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long and offered Thursday through Sunday, from April 1 to December 3. Tickets can be purchased in our Welcome Center. Private tours are also available Monday through Wednesday by appointment only.
Guided tours of Glen Foerd Mansion are offered on Fridays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Open hours featuring self-guided tours are available Saturdays 10-1 p.m. Group tours of Glen Foerd are available by request, but reservations must be made in advance by calling 215-632-5330. Tours cost $5 for adults and seniors; children under 12 and active service members are free. Free access to the grounds of Glen Foerd are daily from dawn to dusk, except during private events.
At Independence Seaport Museum, water is the unifying thread, bridging the Museum’s National Historic Landmark ships with exhibits and programs that let visitors discover the science, history and culture of our waterways.
Our group tour options present a unique way to explore the Museum. Whether your interest lies in the history of Philadelphia, maritime exploration, or our Historic Ships, the Independence Seaport Museum is a place for all ages. To learn more, visit the Independence Seaport Museum website.
Join us on a youth-led guided paddling trip down the tidal Cooper River through Camden to learn about the fascinating ecological and industrial history of this piece of the Delaware Watershed. The route finishes with stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline from the back channel of the Delaware River. Throughout the summer, each trip is led by our trained RiverGuides, all of whom are Camden youth. The trip is fully outfitted with boats and equipment. Contact Rachel Abbott to learn about additional environmental education paddling field trip opportunities and private tours for your students, after school program, or conservation group. All paddlers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
UrbanPromise offers its Ecology History Paddle program to the public, including those living in and outside Camden City. All participants must register at least 24 hours prior to the launch.