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 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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This Weekend at the Pier

Summer on the Waterfront Returns

Join us for an exciting weekend at the Pier featuring an action-packed First Friday and the official Summer kick-off on the Philly Waterfront featuring fun experiences from Race Street Pier to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Ed Marion's "Fat Man, Smiling"

Save the date for Fat Man, Smiling, the second Cherry Street Pier exhibition by resident artist Ed Marion running May 7 through May 30 at the Pier featuring 120 self-portraits made over a 40-year period. These portraits depict Marion as both young and old, thin and fat, smiling and serious.  Made through good times and bad, they are the residue of the performance of sitting before a mirror and trying one’s best to see who one really is.

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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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