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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Now Accepting Studio Applications

Cherry Street Pier is now accepting artist applications from individuals or small collectives/non-profits interested in licensing a studio space. Applications are due  September 16. 

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Featured Event

Indego Presents: Walls for Justice Waterfront Group Ride and Cycling Festival

Join resident artist organization  Walls For Justice and the Better Bike Share Partnership for a community art ride along the Delaware River Trail with stops along the way to observe and learn about different murals and the communities they are a part of. After the ride, enjoy music, vendors, and the opportunity to paint your helmet.

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Weekday Fun

Philly River Stroll Extended Until 8 pm

Stroll to Cherry Street Pier every Tuesday NOW from 4 pm to 8 pm for buy-one, get-one French Toast Bites with unlimited toppings, $2 Tacos at the Garden Restaurant, as well as %10 off items at SpArc Services (Studio 2). As you stroll, enjoy free, live entertainment and stunning views of the Delaware River.

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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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