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Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Address: 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 232 1511
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Savannah City Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
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Ranked #19 of 200 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had no clue what to expect, but the models were outstanding and the history of Savannah and the south (upstairs) was comprehensive and engaging.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

If you like model ships, this small museum will be interesting. The models are amazingly detailed and several feature cut-a-ways to show the insides of the model. There is a small informational sign by each model, but I wished more information was provided. The small ships-in-bottles exhibit and the post cards were especially interesting. For only $8.50, seeing the museum... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband LOVES ships so we had to go visit while in Savannah and even I am glad that we did. The ship models were amazing. I loved the postcards that were enlarged. The staff was very friendly and informative. Be sure to walk through the garden while you are there too. It is a stop on the trolley tour... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ships very from model riverboats to the sinking of the Titanic. Fantastic models to size. But I also found the building, which was once someone's lovely home beautiful to look at as well. Fun place for kids to see models of all kinds of old ships.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Manned by enthusiastic volunteers, this museum has everything a ship lover desires from figureheads to all the intricate and fascinating instruments of navigation to the marvelous kinds of ropes that sailors made. Adding to the interest it is in a historic Savannah home that was abandoned during Sherman's march to the sea during the civil war. Although there is much... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First off, the grounds of the museum are beautiful. When we entered the museum, there was one female employee at the desk talking to one customer. We were never greeted or provided information or instructions and the door to the museum was wide open. So we walked in and enjoyed all the rich maritime history that was on display. Upon... More 

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Columbus. Ohio
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144 reviews 144 reviews
24 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Bella nailed it -- this is 'an unexpected gem' that combines a beautiful garden, "interesting architectural history, and lots of maritime history and ship models." The interior of the building is stunning [note the architectural details] ... the models are impeccably well done ... the grounds are serene ... and the staff are remarkably knowledgeable. They really make the experience.... More 

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Lebanon, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

With my AAA discount this was only $6.50, and I think it was worth it. I saw the whole museum in about 45 minutes, so it's not huge. They have replicas of historic ships, items on board, ships in bottles, and videos to watch. Very interesting history. Highly recommended if you have the time and like history. It is set... More 

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orland park, il.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love detailed model ships and this had a larger collection than I expected. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was well worth the visit. My wife who has little or no interest in ship models also enjoyed it. She really liked the Titanic scene.

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Boston, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This museum offers a combination of a lovely garden, interesting architectural history, and lots of maritime history and ship models. There are intricate, well-labelled models, figureheads, and a ship's bridge where kids can pretend to steer. And they have the only restroom with an anchor and a figurehead in it that I've ever seen. Don't miss the ships-in-bottles exhibit downstairs--my... More 

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