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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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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The building alone is a step back into history. Beautiful! Then the beautifully kept garden in the back (where you go into the museum) is so peaceful. Such a treat before even going into the museum which to me was the icing on the cake. Well worth the stop!

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Mims, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited this attraction when it was crammed into small quarters down on River St. years ago. This new location is incredible and the ships are now showcased in spacious displays with room to linger. Attendants are knowledgeable and enjoyable if you have questions about anything maritime (not just exhibits). The bonus of this new location is the beautiful gardens... More

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. Lots of models of various ships from various eras. My favorite display was the ships in bottles. I know some people enjoy this hobby, but I don't have the patience. I always find the product of people that do very interesting.

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Roswell, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Each room of the Scarborough House, showcases different eras of ships. There are many from the early years and even one of the Titanic. It was a very enjoyable tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The models of ships were very impressive. Got there late in the day. It's worth several hours to see it all.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful and unbelievable ship models on display here and in a wonderful old Savannah building. Husband especially liked this museum as he was in the Navy. He loved the authentic looking wheel house and the realistic detail to all the models.

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Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

There are lots of incredibly detailed ship replicas on display. My husband is a maritime history enthusiast, and he really enjoyed it. It's a great way to pass a couple of hours on a hot afternoon.

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Savannah
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love museums like this that are small, specialized, and have just the right amount of collections and text for the displays. The garden setting is lovely and you wouldn't know that your are in the heart of a downtown area.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

this is an amazing place! I loved it! the detail they have put in the boats it incredible! the men that was working there are very nice and very knowledgeable of all the ships! it is a place I would go back to! and the gardens there are beautiful it will make a great place to get married!

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