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“Best Collection of Ships Models”

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Ranked #37 of 220 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses a collection of models and paintings of historic ships.
Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a great gem in Historic Savannah. Housed in an antebellum mansion built by one of the early moguls of Savannah commerce, it comprises an impressive collection of ships models and paintings from the early days of Georgia. Themed rooms contain antebellum, Civil War and later models, as well as displays of navigational instruments, ships in bottles, scrimshaw and other nautical items. Free parking in the back, which is how you enter. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They really enjoy answering questions. Add it to your list of things to see and do when you're in town.

Thank phillyf0lks
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Mostly full of model ships, very well done. After 15 or 20 of them we were saturated though. The gardens were quite small, recommend a visit if you're really into ships...otherwise you can safely skip.

Thank Rebartok
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

They had ship models and much historical information that we didn't get in other tours. This is in a very nice garden area that is a restful place to just sit and enjoy for a few minutes.

Thank mtbearpaw
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Well maintained museum with lots of ship replicas. We enjoyed this museum, history lesson and there is much to see. The location was great too, as it's close to the Railroad Museum and Savannah History Museum.

Thank R84L
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very nice museum in Savannah. Excellent renovation work completed and it shows everywhere; gardens are beautiful. Nice welcome and explanation at front desk. General pricing is same as other private museums, but a discount for a family rate, which was quite nice. Good gift shop. Large and numerous and gorgeous ship models which highlight a range of seafaring dates and several ships bearing the name Savannah. The ground floor has a fun interactive room for children and while we were there there was a gallery with a pertinent art collection, which was interesting. Glad we went... even in the pouring rain!

Thank Elizabeth C
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ShipsoftheSea, Events Manager at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

Thank you for the kind review of the Museum! We do not have an elevator but do offer accessibility accommodations to our visitors. Please call ahead so we can do our best to ensure your comfort. We appreciate the pointer to future visitors!

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