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

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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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"Twenty Twenty – Twenty Twenty One"

Mixed-media artists Evan Greensweig, Aaron B. Cohen, and Lucy H. West exhibit works created in their Philly studio in 2020 and 2021. The pieces document these tragic times, yet reflect each artist’s emotional exploration of tragedy and the necessary introspection needed to nurture a fruitful future in a scarred world.

See the exhibition now through May 2 at the Pier.

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The Garden

The Garden at Cherry Street Pier is back! Join us for the Spring opening on Friday, April 2, featuring a variety of local brews and seasonal eats. The Garden is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Pier while practicing physical distancing.

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National Poetry Month
Ode to Cherry Street Pier

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by streaming Ode to Cherry Street Pier a beautiful piece created to commemorate the history of the Pier and its vibrant future. The poem was written by Cherry Street Pier resident artist alumna and Philly’s former poet laureate Yolanda Wisher. Video by Cory J Popp.



Movers & Makers

“Movers and Makers” is a WHYY TV weekly production. Login to for more episodes and show air times. Show Producers: Monica Rogozinski, Karen Smyles, and Naomi Brito. Website:
Instagram: @moversandmakerswhyy


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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