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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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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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I absolutely loved the Sea Maritime Museum!!! It was very interesting! They had loads of displays of old maritime artifacts, ship models, tools, uniforms, and instruments. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the Sea Maritime Museum!!! It was very interesting! They had loads of displays of old maritime artifacts, ship models, tools, uniforms, and instruments. If you are military or AAA member you pay $7 instead of $9. Parking can be tricky in the area. Unless you get lucky to get a space on the street it's best to... More 

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Thank Robin G
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent display of ship models in a beautiful mansion. Two floors o local historic ships and an amazing replica of the Titanic in distress. All in glass cases, so shut off the flash on your camera or phone. I have a feeling young children will be a bit bored, as well as teens. But us 'mature' individuals, we're lovin' it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love naval history then you have to visit here! It's set in a beautiful location with a lovely garden and a stately building. The collection is immense over 3 levels and varied, covering many aspects of life at sea and the ships and trades. The staff we met were excellent, brilliant and historians in their own right and... More 

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Thank Anthony B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has a terrific combination of large ship models and their detailed history, as well as historical paintings on the walls and displays of other nautical ephemera. As a previous reviewer mentioned, it may not be a spot to take the very young - most displays stand at adult height. It would be a good rainy day trip. Look... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect of the museum before going - my experience with smaller museums has been inconsistent at best. But from the greeting I received - welcoming, informed, and helpful - I was optimistic! (unfortunately I don't recall the name of the gentleman working the desk) The building itself is beautiful, an old house divided into, I... More 

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Taylorsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Use your AAA card and get $2 off the already reasonable $9 admission. Three floors housed in a beautiful historic mansion. Stunning model ships and information. I think we read everything and we're done in two hours. Ships in bottles and art were also good. Figureheads were neat too. There are some old videos playing on small TVs that could... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very good collection of ships of all types and years. There were hundreds if not over a thousand different models of ships. There was also a garden in the back of the building where you enter. Beautiful grounds and nice and cool inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Thank Kim L
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Thank Denise M
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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