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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Dorothy M
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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Powder Springs, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Be aware, this is a MODEL ship museum. There are no life size scenes or big displays, it is simply model ships on display in glass cases.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This extraordinary museum is a rare gem of exquisite ship models and their maritime stories. We spent a great deal of time there and enjoyed speaking with the very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The gardens surrounding the historic mansion are beautiful to visit, too. Savannah should be proud!

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West US
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were hoping for something more exciting and an interesting historical home. If you are interested in model ships this is for you, otherwise spend your time somewhere more interesting.

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Queensville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a great stop if you are into marine history and ships. The old home turned into a museum on three levels and includes models of many famous ships including one of the titanic in the throws of sinking. There is also a collection of ships in bottles not to be missed. Does not take too long to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a lovely place to hold an outdoor event! I went during the Savannah Music Festival. It was set up very well and convenient to all the restaurants and bars via a short walk. As I was leaving, I saw the area of the gardens where wedding are held. It is gorgeous! However, since they are outdoor spaces, try to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were looking to fill in a bit of time and chose to visit the Ships of the Sea Museum. We're glad we did. Essentially it is a restored mansion (sans furnishings) with an excellent and diverse array of ship models. We had an excellent docent who provided many insights about the building as well as directing us to a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum on a rainy day. The staff was great and very informative. We enjoyed walking through the museum learning more about Savannah maritime history and admiring the magnificently constructed ship models. This is a great attraction for adults.

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Don't expect to get married here if you're jewish. I can't say for certain but despite the day being open on their online calendar, they insisted they were booked once they found out we planned to hold the ceremony at the nearby synagogue. They stopped returning my emails when I inquired about another date. At least one other person from... More 

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ShipsoftheSea, Events Manager at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Hello, I am sorry to hear of your concern for a recent inquiry on wedding rentals. Unfortunately, our website events calendar does not automatically update on its own. If there is another date you would like to check out please look at our events calendar every two weeks for the most recent schedule. Due to our Museum business hours of... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife remembered this museum from 40+ years ago when it was on the river. The location in a magnificent mansion is impressive. Have to say the young man at the register was less than enthusiastic about his job. He yawned twice while we were paying our entrance fee, and his 30 second, rote introduction was really kind of toady.... More 

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