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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Hours Update

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Cherry Street Pier will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Safely visit us on Friday, November 27, and start your holiday shopping at our artist studios.

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What To Know for Your Next Visit

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority and our safety enhancements will help maintain a relaxing, clean, and fun environment for everyone.

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Get to Know

SpArc Services

Get to know SpArc Services, a first-year resident artist organization with a mission to support people with disabilities by providing programs and services that encourage inclusion, independence, and personal achievement. Just like their name, they’re sparking a love for the arts in their clients through their Cultural Arts Center with fine arts classes or trips to cultural sites. Learn more in this Q&A.

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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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