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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
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+1 912-232-1511
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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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Charming and compact maritime museum in historic home

Manned by enthusiastic volunteers, this museum has everything a ship lover desires from figureheads to all the intricate and fascinating instruments of navigation to the marvelous... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2015
Kathy Z
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87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Manned by enthusiastic volunteers, this museum has everything a ship lover desires from figureheads to all the intricate and fascinating instruments of navigation to the marvelous kinds of ropes that sailors made. Adding to the interest it is in a historic Savannah home that was abandoned during Sherman's march to the sea during the civil war. Although there is much... More 

1 Thank Kathy Z
Orangeville, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

First off, the grounds of the museum are beautiful. When we entered the museum, there was one female employee at the desk talking to one customer. We were never greeted or provided information or instructions and the door to the museum was wide open. So we walked in and enjoyed all the rich maritime history that was on display. Upon... More 

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Columbus. Ohio
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315 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

Bella nailed it -- this is 'an unexpected gem' that combines a beautiful garden, "interesting architectural history, and lots of maritime history and ship models." The interior of the building is stunning [note the architectural details] ... the models are impeccably well done ... the grounds are serene ... and the staff are remarkably knowledgeable. They really make the experience.... More 

Thank peebs777
Providence, Rhode Island
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2015

With my AAA discount this was only $6.50, and I think it was worth it. I saw the whole museum in about 45 minutes, so it's not huge. They have replicas of historic ships, items on board, ships in bottles, and videos to watch. Very interesting history. Highly recommended if you have the time and like history. It is set... More 

2 Thank Becky R
orland park, il.
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187 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love detailed model ships and this had a larger collection than I expected. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was well worth the visit. My wife who has little or no interest in ship models also enjoyed it. She really liked the Titanic scene.

1 Thank rlav48
Boston, MA
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2015

This museum offers a combination of a lovely garden, interesting architectural history, and lots of maritime history and ship models. There are intricate, well-labelled models, figureheads, and a ship's bridge where kids can pretend to steer. And they have the only restroom with an anchor and a figurehead in it that I've ever seen. Don't miss the ships-in-bottles exhibit downstairs--my... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a very specific museum. Paintings and models of ships. Lots of ships. They have one or two video features, but they are a bit outdated. My husband loves ships and he really enjoyed it. Me, not so much.

Thank dcoalr
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2015

Don't miss it. Knowledgeable docents are available for questions and discussions. Enjoyed the experience. Museum was recommended by the lady at the visitors center.

Thank Deanna C
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited here on whim from a trolley stop. Was very pleasantly surprised. In addition to museum is a nice garden that is a quiet oasis in the busy city. Very interesting models and very informative. Would recommend this for anyone!!!

Thank Steven C
Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went before live the city and loved! Very interesting, the history of a lot of boats and transatlantics.Treatment friendly and the guides are very sympathic and really knows the history of all the boats. Good and agreable surprise. Recommended.

Thank Pricorbet

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