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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News Update

Independence Day Hours

Cherry Street Pier will close at 5 pm on Monday, July 4, 2022. Independence Day fireworks will be held on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Learn more at Have a safe and happy holiday.

Delaware River Trail

Enjoy Art and Other Amenities Along the Trail

The Delaware River Trail is a multimodal trail created that runs 3.3 miles from Pier 70 in South Philadelphia to Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown. Get inspired by this journey, then have one of your own and share it using the hashtag #howitrailchallenge.

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Independence Day Weekend

Fireworks Cancelled

Due to the pending inclement weather, tonight’s fireworks display at the Delaware River Waterfront have been cancelled. Two more nights of great concerts and another spectacular fireworks display are still on the books for this weekend! More info visit
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Featured Exhibition

Philadelphia Contemporary Present’s Jean Shin: “Freshwater”

“Freshwater” is a new commission by the artist Jean Shin that celebrates and pays tribute to the freshwater river mussel while asking us to consider our responsibilities towards the health of the river and its ecosystem. On display through November.



Featured image by Daniel Jackson (Embassy: Interactive, LLC) for Philadelphia Contemporary 

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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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From the Blog

Get to Know Artist-In-Residence Acori Honzo

Acori Honzo wows visitors to his studio with intricately-crafted doll sculptures of legendary Black figures such as Harriet Tubman and James Baldwin. Acori’s pieces are a few inches tall, but they speak loud and have inspired people from Philadelphia and beyond. Get to know Acori a little more in this delightful Q&A.

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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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