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Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

41 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
912 232 1511
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Ranked #18 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description:   The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is housed in the Scarbrough House, built in 1819 for the principal owner of the Savannah, the first steamship... more »
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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of nautical history packed into this small museum. There are also many pieces of art depicting the early days of the Coastal Southeast.

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was expecting a maritime museum with maybe some level of discussion of the slave / sugar / spirits trade or the whale watching, or some information about the marine ecosystems of the areas. For that reason i was disappointed to see that this was more about the "ships of the Sea" than a "maritime museum". ultimately this is mostly... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My adult son and I visited the Ships of the Sea museum at the pinnacle of Azalea blooming. We found convenient and free parking in the parking lot of the Museum and were struck by the beauty before we even stepped through the gate to the gardens. Once through the gates we encountered a peaceful, quiet garden with soaring high... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the house as well. Lots of maritime facts and fascinating exhibits. I liked the ships in the bottle exhibit.

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NC
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This museum is a must see. They had a wide selection of models of historic ships ranging from 3-6 feet in size including the one most moving to me the sinking Titanic. We took our 6 yr old sons here and they thoroughly enjoyed too. The folks who work here are very knowledgeable and accommodating to guests.

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Millersville, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This three floor museum is worth the visit. The displays are well put together and interesting. This place is a little out of the way but worth looking for

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The outdoor atmosphere, clean grounds, affordable drinks and friendly volunteers and staff made this a favorite venue for the music festival. An intimate, small stage was the perfect setting to listen to music. I highly recommend this venue and festival for future Savannah visitors!

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Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I enjoyed this museum. It has lots of amazingly detailed model ships and lots of interesting maritime history related to Savannah and the Civil War. That said, I wouldn't go out of my way to see this place. Unless of course, you're really into maritime history. As my review title suggests, it was a good activity for a rainy afternoon.... More

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had no interest in the subject at all, but had "nautical" out-of-town visitors and took them for a visit. Surprised at how interesting it was. The ships models are fantastic and the exhibits provide many, many layers of information on many facets of life in the busy 18th and 19th century Port of Savannah. The new garden is a gem... More

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Orlando, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This exhibit's building has several levels of excellent maritime history on display including an outstanding exhibit on the Titanic.

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