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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Cory J. Popp
Maria Young
Maria Young
Maria Young
Delaware River Trail Construction

We're Open

Pardon our appearance! Construction for the exciting Delaware River Trail is happening along Columbus Boulevard. The project is making headway and will result in a stunning multi-use trail that will increase accessibility to the Pier. The trail is scheduled for completion in Fall 2021. 

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This Weekend at the Pier

Your Favorite Markets are Back!

Enjoy a relaxing weekend of strolling, dining, and shopping at not one, but TWO,  fabulous markets at Cherry Street Pier — the Artist and Artisians Market featuring amazing local vendors and the Sisterly Love Food Fair which boasts food-centric and giftable offerings from amazing, women-owned businesses.

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New Exhibition

Don't miss Athena Scott, Acori Honzo, Thomcat23’s "Turning Heroes into Heroes" Opening June 4

Resident artists Athena ScottAcori Honzo, and Thomcat23 are celebrating Black American heroes by transforming them into comic book superheroes in an exciting new group exhibition Turning Heroes into Heroes. The perfect fusion of history and popular culture, this exhibition is sure to leave you in awe as some of the Pier’s most talented artists come together to honor the icons that have inspired them.

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Artist Studio Application

Become an Artist-In-Residence

We are accepting applications for a select number of artist studios. If you are an individual, small collective, or non-profit interested in licensing a studio, apply today!

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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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