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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 #21 of 119 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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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Maritime Museum is worth a visit. The models are expertly built and of high quality. The history described for each exhibit brings life to the models and tells their story. The gardens are a nice place to relax as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I would highly recommend this museum. It is well designed and beautifully displayed. The gardens are stunning. Great gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Last stop on the trolley tour. Very nice. I especially likes the top floor where various items used on ships were displayed and explained.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I took a group of teenagers on a summer school trip to Savannah. One of the items on the agenda was the Ships of the Sea Museum. It's very small so if you're expecting a large museum re-think your visit. In addition, if we did not have a guided tour of the museum it would've been not as informative. However,... More

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Orlando, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Self-guided tour, can take your time enjoying each of the 3 rooms filled with ships and descriptions. If you are not into ships and days of yore the gardens are quiet and relaxing.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was the first stop on our trolley tour, so hopped off just to check it out, not expecting much. But were pleasantly surprised how interesting the exhibits were and how well maintained they are. Just seeing the house inside and reading its history was so educational. The gift shop wasn't junky like most. And we totally enjoyed the walk... More

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Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband the boater and I'm into history so as soon as we saw this place on the Savannah visitors map we knew we had to go. Even our friend in town with us visiting said she enjoyed it, not to the extent we did but I could tell that she meant it. Both staff attending the museum last Friday... More

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