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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: +1 912-232-1511
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A wonderful collection of ship models and more

This museum is located in what was once the most expensive house in Savannah. Built in the early 1800's, it was occupied by various owners until Savannah was taken by Federal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boone, North Carolina
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an OK museum, nothing spectacular but worth a quick visit if you like model ships and want to see a few nice paintings. I was a bit underwhelmed. I guess I expected more of a Maritime and Ship history museum but it was more about a few ships named Savannah and really some basic nautical information. The "downstairs"... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is located in what was once the most expensive house in Savannah. Built in the early 1800's, it was occupied by various owners until Savannah was taken by Federal troops in late 1864. Today it is the site of a fantastic collection of wooden ship models, almost of them built at the 3/8" to a foot scale. This... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected just to spend a quick few minutes here; however this place was set up great and had very good info on the exhibits so we ended up staying a lot longer than expected. The people at the museum were very friendly and very helpful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a wet Saturday in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew as part of a joint ticket with two of the beautiful old Savannah house museums. Good value if you do all three. My husband is the one keen on all forms of transport and their miniature equivalents, but I also enjoyed browsing the exquisite models on display.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't the usual type of place i would normally go to, but my friend was late and it was close. i am so glad i went! The model ships were beautiful even if you aren't into boats. There was a nice gift shop and lots of mast heads to see. Its worth the 9 bucks (7 if you have... More 

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Tybee Island, Ga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nicely done museum but you must love ships to come here. Enjoyed finally seeing it after living here over 20 years but if you dont like ships or are not into them or their history, this place is not for you. I found some of it interesting. Please dont take this review negatively it's just seriously a Ships of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned so much from a simple, but complete well organized museum. make sure to spend time reading all the references and exploring details. A must visit.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My niece got married at the museum, and it is a beautiful place for a wedding. They got married in the garden area and the reception moved to the area next to it. It was very quaint and actually roomy in the reception area. The wedding area was a little tight. However, I would recommend this venue for a late... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a self guided tour so if you are the type of person who will stop and read everything, this is for you. It is just a house of model ships throughout history. Yep, that's it. The most interesting part of the museum to me was the Titanic model. There is a small garden you can walk through as... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited when they were also having an Art Exhibit in the Gardens. The inside of the Museum was also excellent, with a great Gift Shop.

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