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
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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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Summer Guide 2021
Check out the Ultimate Guide to Summer on the Philly Waterfront

Pack light and plan big for your trip to the Philadelphia Waterfront by reviewing our Summer 2021 Guide to plan your next visit.

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Resident Artists

Save the Date for SpArc's "Resilient Voices"

Join us for resident artist SpArc Services exhibition Resilient Voices on display August 6 through August 29 in the Gallery, which features ten (10) artists who used art as an outlet for expression as they battled against loneliness and isolation brought on by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders.

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Resident Artists

Save the Date for James Abbott's “On the River’s Edge: The Disintegrating Touch of Nature”

In this exhibition, resident artist and noted photographer James Abbott presents new color works exploring the forgotten, hidden, and decaying remnants of the post-industrial Delaware River Waterfront. Runs from August 6 through August 30.

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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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