Open year-round

Cherry Street Pier is a year-round, mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired.

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Delaware River Trail

Take the Trail to Access Exhibitions and Special Events at the Pier


The Delaware River Trail is a scenic multimodal trail that stretches along Philadelphia’s Central Delaware River Waterfront. The trail improves accessibility to a variety of businesses, residences, and DRWC-operated public attractions such as Cherry Street Pier.

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Featured Events

First Friday and Phila Flea

It’s a new month, and we’re excited to bring you an action-packed First Friday on Friday, October 7, featuring the Artist and Artisians Market, exhibitions, artist studio tours, and stunning views of the Delaware River. Come back Saturday, October 8, to shop from tons of vendors featuring antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry and clothing, glassware, artwork, and so much more at Phila Flea starting at 10 am.

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Featured Event

2022 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

DesignPhiladelphia returns to Cherry Street Pier from October 12 through October 23. Join us for weeks of free, interactive exhibitions, events, and more, in celebration of Philadelphia as a hub for architecture and design.

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Featured Exhibition

See resident artist James B. Abbott's “Facciate:” Architectural Overlays in Italy

View the new brand exhibition by resident artist James B. Abbott – “Facciate:” Architectural Overlays in Italy, A Photographic Exhibition by James B. Abbott and his colleagues Blaise Tobia on display from September 24 through October 23. James B. Abbott and Blaise Tobia both photograph extensively in Italy, concentrating on aspects of Italian material culture. Part of DesignPhiladelphia.


Featured image by James B. Abbott

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Arrive at the Waterfront

Learn about the Simple and Cost-Effective Ways to Travel to the Waterfront

Planning to visit the Waterfront? We have you covered with options beyond driving and parking that will help you arrive in no time. Whether you stroll on foot, cruise in by bike via the Delaware River Trail, or hop on public transit we look forward to welcoming you.


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Master Plan
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Master Plan of the Central Delaware

Did you know that a Master Plan was behind the creation of Cherry Street Pier? Learn about how all your favorite waterfront destinations came to be by joining us in commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Master Plan of the Central Delaware, which serves as the roadmap for development along the Philly Waterfront.

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The Space

Cherry Street Pier was designed for the Philadelphia community, by the Philadelphia community. Here, you’ll watch artists at work, shop ever-changing markets, and find one-of-a-kind programming, exhibitions, and spaces for reflection along the river.

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Our Story

Cherry Street Pier is a 65,000 square foot warehouse and former shipping pier which was a vibrant part of Philadelphia’s shipping industry. Originally built in 1919 as Shipping Pier 9, it has been carefully repurposed to preserve and celebrate its historic value including the original railroad tracks, steel trussed roof, and masonry headhouses.

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