Patriots and Pirates

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (All day) to Monday, December 31, 2018 (All day)
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Discover the city of Philadelphia’s connection to the founding of the United States Navy. The new, permanent exhibition features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public—highlighting the little-told story of America’s conflict with pirates. At the center of Patriots & Pirates is a full-size waterline model of Diligence of 1797. Climb aboard Schooner Diligence, a stationary 102 foot vessel with masts soaring above a 62 foot deck, constructed by staff and volunteers from Workshop on the Water, a traditional boat shop located inside the Museum. Patriots & Pirates is a unique exhibition developed by Chief Curator Craig Bruns.