New York’s South Street Seaport Museum announces Crew and Cargo, a unique family experience that will be held while schools are closed for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

Activities will take place on the main deck of the historic,1885 tall ship Wavertree, docked at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Registration is required for each participating child. All children must be accompanied by an adult; maximum 4 children per adult. For more information and to register, visit

Wavertree is designated on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the thousands of ships that docked along New York’s waterfront over the centuries. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Or, look landward and see the skyline of the Financial District, which flourished because of ships like Wavertree that brought in the goods that helped businesses thrive.

Wavertree is permanently moored at Pier 16 and does not sail the harbor. Access to Wavertree requires climbing a small set of ladder-type stairs and an angled gangway.