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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
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

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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Fall 2015

If you like sea history, stop buy here. Great easy access location and you will enjoy the museum.This is very close to all the trolleys availabe and parking is available.

Reviewed September 24, 2015
Thomas H
Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2015

If you like sea history, stop buy here. Great easy access location and you will enjoy the museum.This is very close to all the trolleys availabe and parking is available.

Thank Thomas H
DeLand, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum, lots of model ships and historical information in a lovely vintage home from a bygone era! Very reasonable admission, and helpful personnel.

Thank Robert J
West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015

My seventh great grandfather settled in Savannah in 1733 so the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum was of great interest to me and my family. Many artifacts and renderings of the adventurous spirits of an era gone by.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2015

Located in a grand old mansion this is an wonderful historic insight as to the great ships involved in the building and defending of Savannah and America. Disappointingly, it was a rainy afternoon which prevented us from tour the glorious grounds for the gardens are an attraction on their own.

Thank FalWetVet
Whately, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is probably more interesting for someone who knows more about maritime history than I do. I liked the ship models and the architecture of the house. The gardens were a little disappointing in February.

Thank Ingrid C
Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was a nice one hour walk through some of the maritime history of Savannah. The price was a very reasonable $5.00 each and had three floors of models of ships that were prevalent in the early days of sailing, both passenger and during war time. If you've never seen the first Titanic movie from the late 50's, "A Night... More 

Thank Jerry M
Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is more for the guys. My girlfriend didn't really care to come here. Once she saw the garden and the gift shop she was ready to go. But for me--This place will not disappoint. Its easy to forget that Savannah is not only a great place to visit and relax, but it is a "port" receiving and leaving out... More 

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Jasper, Alabama
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband loved this place! Friendly staff neat history to the house. The older gentleman was sweet

Thank HeaHoo72
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Interesting history of ships and ship builders. Thoroughly enjoyed the Gallettini exhibit. As well as the ships in a bottle.

Thank Susan G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Housed in a building that once nearly fell down, the Scarborough house. The story of the various restorations is in itself worth the trip. There are displayed some of the most fantastically detailed ships models, some over 10 feet in length.

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