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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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Savannah City Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
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Ranked #16 of 99 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Ever since my first trip to Savannah in March 2010, I've wanted to have a wedding in one of the squares. We recently saw a wedding taking place, and it didn't occur to me that having it in the square means all of the tourists and residents of Savannah would be able to walk around the square, cars and tour... More

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

Thank you Kelly for your kinds words for about Ships of the Sea for a Wedding Venue. We're thrilled that you found your wedding vision to come to life in the Scarbrough Garden and know it will be absolutley beautiful in June 2014! Please feel free to check out our Facebook page for updated pictures of weddings in the gardens.... More

Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Wonderful way to pass a cloudy morning, wandering among the ship models and getting a history lesson along the way. The museum is just big enough to be interesting without wearing one out. The ship models are beatifully crafted, and large enough to allow for a great deal of detail. Stories about their associations with Savannah are clearly posted. Nice... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This museum is inside of a beautiful, old home that is amazing even without the nautical displays. The incredibly detailed model ships need plenty of time to properly appreciate. In addition to the history on the inside, the outside of the museum is worth allotting plenty of time--the gardens are lush, fragrant and very beautiful.

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Halifax, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a sweet little museum. Doesn't take a lot of time but gives a good over view of Savannah's important place as a commercial and naval port.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The building is beautiful and the ship displays are fantastic. The gardens are restful and well maintained. Anyone interested in the sea and part of the history of Savanna will not be disappointed in the visit to the Maritime Museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We were there to see performances by Otis Taylor and Tab Benoit as part of the Savannah Music Festival. it seemed that most of the locals in attendance did not know or particularly like the music, but we were blown away by the performances and the outdoor venue/garden area of the museum. The museum was great too...we went back the... More

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tampa florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Museum is of model ships. One of the Titanic sinking? Dark rooms, downstairs a model of a wheelhouse so you can take pictures!

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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The front staff is extremely informative regarding the different boats and even informed us a little about the restoration details of the building . The construction of each boat is what makes the visit worth it. I have to say my favorite was the replica of the Titanic.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Every ship replica here is set to the same scale, so you can compare them all to each other. There's also a lot of historical and educational information about sailing. The gardens out back were in full bloom when we visited, so that was beautiful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I wasn't all that excited about going to the maritime museum, but my husband was, so we paid a visit. It turned out to be very interesting. There are an incredible number of detailed ship replicas, as well as interesting artifacts, paintings, ships in a bottle and a maritime history for the area. The basement also includes a replica of... More

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