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Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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Address: 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 232 1511
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.
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Wonderful venue for outdoor events

We have visited the museum in the past, but recently attended a concert by Dakha Brakha that was a part of the Savannah Music Festival. The concert was held in the gardens and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have visited the museum in the past, but recently attended a concert by Dakha Brakha that was a part of the Savannah Music Festival. The concert was held in the gardens and amazingly the acoustics were great. The museum is the site of many weddings and other outdoor events or just for strolling around when you visit the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you're interested in learning about the ships of Savannah, this is a great museum. The models of the ships are so intricate and beautiful. My husband was fascinated with it. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were with a friend who needs a walker to get around. We went found handicapped parking which was free but when we got to the museum there were stairs to go up or down! YIKES..they said he could walk to an area via stairs and they would play some video but this was not possible. Needless to say we... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum focuses on the ships that are related to the Savanna area since the early 1800's. Detailed models of ships that were named Savanna or operated from there over the last couple of centuries provide an overview of maritime history. The handmade scale models reflect the development of technology during war and peace. There are also artifacts that tie... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lots of fun ... Kind of a good dad thing! Loved it. I went to savannah for my wide but we did this for me "dad". Amazing house gear location. All exhibits amazing!!!

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Newburgh, IN
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very interesting museum on past ships and shipping history. Fantastic scale models of past ships, tools used in ship building, scrimshaw, memorabilia, and other maritime items of interest in a beautifully restored old historic home.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were in Savannah during a heavy rain and this looked like a good indoor activity. There was a small sign telling us to use the "garden entrance" but no arrow or other direction. We found a path that seemed to lead into the garden, so we started in. After some walking through the puddles we finally saw a small... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

very interesting museum located a block away from the Visitor's Center in Savannah. Lots of model ships showing the history of shipping in Savannah at least back into the 1800's. Definitely not a boring museum. Free parking in their adjacent lot.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We especially liked the cut-away versions of ship models so we could see the inner workings of the ships.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very interesting tour of maritime artifacts, ships and so forth. The girl working there giving tours, Sarah, I think, was particularly knowledgable and personable. Savannah is a great location for a museum of this type.

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