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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 #17 of 123 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very nice location and building loaded with authentic ship models covering many years of maritìme history. Definitely for history buffs and sailors. The building itself is quite interesting, be sure to ask the folks to explain anythìng you might not understand as they seemed very knowledgeable. Worth the visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The museum was a little dry for me, but a maritime buff would love it. I was blown away, however, by the models of the ships...who knew there were people who did that....very cool!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting maritime history and great models. It was very quiet the day we were there and I especially enjoyed the gardens

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fort worth
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place has many models of ships from the old days & the history of each. Most of these ships are gone now but they are still remembered here.

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Perth, Western Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really enjoyed the exhibits here. Well put together and very interesting. Gardens were lovely albeit small and the house was nice too. Lovely lady at the entrance. Worth a visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did not see anything special about the gardens, as some other visitors mentioned. Perhaps that is because it was August and nothing was in bloom. However, this is truly a gem of a little museum, beautifully put together, interesting exhibits, and what must have once been a lovely old house. Kind of out of the way to get to... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the models of ships from Savannah's history. Beautiful workmanship!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I ventured in here with a friend just to have a look around. The walk way to the entrance is just dazzling! I could see someone wanting to plan their wedding here! The museum was very interesting to gander at :) They had different movies playing about the ships and Savannah in various areas. There is also a small gift... More

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Austin, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is not a permanent exhibit but apparently 4 of the top theremin players in Savannah got together and held a nighttime concert in the garden. What could be better than cocktails, a cool night and theremins in downtown Savannah? Not much! The schedule of events for this museum left me wishing that we lived in Savannah, this is definitely... More

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Lumberton, NC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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