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Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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Address: 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401-2435
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
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This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.

This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.

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Ships of the sea museum is an interesting exhibits of scale model ships, nautical notions and stories from the sea. The exhibits are interesting even for those not nautically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ships of the sea museum is an interesting exhibits of scale model ships, nautical notions and stories from the sea. The exhibits are interesting even for those not nautically inclined. The museum in showcased in a beautiful historic home. Call ahead because the museum hosts a number of events throughout the year.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take your time to go back in time looking through this museum. Touring this piece of property is worth the time as it is incredibly well restored.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful with some breathtaking gardens and is adjacent to a cool seasonal music venue. The museum itself is a great history story of American Sailing. They have artifacts, amazing models of real ships, and it is told through the lens of Savannah. Worth a look if you are nautically inclined.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were absolutely the best part of the house. The admission was cheap, only $21 for a family price, which included two adults and any children under 18. The man at the front desk was very informative and answered every one of the kid's questions. The self-guided tour was okay, and the kids enjoyed the one interactive exhibit. However,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of ships on display. Some showing a cut version of what it looked like under the top deck. Several models on display.

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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a self guided tour, but a guy at the front desk was well informed and answered questions. If you are interested in history and maritime technology - consider stopping in. It cost $9.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Board of Education owned William Scarborough's house from 1885 to 1962 and the building was almost demolished, twice. The museum was then planned and it was officially opened. It still looks brand spanking new on the outside, but I was very concerned about taking the creaky staircase from the main floor to the top floor. The exhibits were impressive,... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When some of my family members announced that we were going to this museum I thought to myself "This is going to be boring" but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I was very interesting and the history of the house within the museum was a bonus. The beautiful gardens outside where lovely. If you are at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Well we liked it. An impressive collection of model ships from small to large. You can easily spend an hour here. Before you leave, go to the bottom floor and get your picture taken in the wheelhouse.

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Brunswick, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

a fascinating collection of ships depicted to the last detail and with excellent info about each. Try to go when a lecture is planned. every speaker ahs a great background and good info. Concerts on the graounds are wonderful, too.

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