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

Featured Exhibition

Athena Scott's "Reflections of You"

Join us for resident artist Athena Scott’s “Reflections of You” on view from February 3 through February 19. This is a collection that focuses on the beauty of being. Being at peace, in love, confident, and existing in your truth whatever that may be.

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The Artist Shop

Shop Local for One-of-a-Kind Game-Day Gifts

Select resident artists are splashing their creative collections with a bit of green. Check out the artist shop to see what our collective has in stock and pick up an item or two to enjoy this game day.  #ItsAPhillyThing


Featured print by Thomcat23

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Winter Guide
Your Official Guide to Winter on the Waterfront

Learn about all the festive fun you can enjoy all winter long on the Delaware River Waterfront. Plus, receive updates on some of the exciting new parks and projects on the way.

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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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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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Watch Our Story

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