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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 #19 of 121 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lumberton, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum with a men's group. We opted for the guided tour because we were on a tight schedule. Unfortunately, although the guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and passionate about the museum and it's history, he took a rather long time with each exhibit. It was much longer than we had previously been advised. Our guide was very nice,... More

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Oxford, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Not sure of what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the ship models and restoration of the building. The staff was helpful and explained the history of the home and history of the displays.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I love history and photography; this place combined the two for me. Lets just say I got a lot of great pictures during my tour through the museum.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very interesting,unique and entertaining museum. So much to see and take in.Need more time to stay a while. Be sure to visit it.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

First of all I must say that I personally did not view this exhibit. My husband and other traveling companions did though and all were said to be very impressed. They said everything was well displayed and that the staff were very knowledgable. They loved the titanic exhibit area. I personally wandered around the gift shop. While small, it was... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful ships on Display, including The Titanic, very interesting. Charge was minimal, like 4 or 5 bucks, but well worth it...A must see in Savannah

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A great museum filled with scale models of ships important to Savannah. Very helpful staff who assisted my disable father to access the museum. However, it is not handicap accessible.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went through this museum with some friends. It is a self-guided tour on three levels. Mostly consists of model ships inside cases with little plaques to read about each exibit. The house is very pretty. Bathrooms located in the basement. Everything was clean. The gift shop clerk was very helpful as was a gentleman who wandered around the museum answering... More

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Longview, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent self guided tours of battleship, air craft carrier, and submarine. Friendly and informative volunteers. We toured one ship, went elsewhere, and then came back in the afternoon.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Even if you are not a museum fan, you need to take time out to wander this splendid location. The varied history of the sea and shipping in Savannah is magnificently told and display. People of all ages will enjoy!

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