About Us

The Philadelphia Ship Model Society was founded in 1931, making it one of the oldest continuously active ship model clubs in the United States.  We are devoted to the education and promotion of the art of ship model building.    Our club stresses  a welcoming, collaborative culture and embraces all build styles, mediums, and topics of Naval and Maritime History.  

Our mission is to proactively promote the education of ship model building and Maritime History through various outreach initiatives such as our Ship Shack, an interactive model building exhibit within the Independence Seaport Museum.  We also volunteer with displays and presentations at various annual events and assist with creating and restoring exhibit  at the Independence Seaport Museum. 

Club Projects and Events