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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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Adventurous spirits

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2015
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West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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West Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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.

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Whately, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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.

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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 

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

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

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Lots of history to read and see. We really enjoyed this museum. Worth the time and money. No elevator to get upstairs was the only low point

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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Very interesting for a "boat buff".. if you have someone in your party that is not so interested in the "sea" stuff, then the house is very historic as well.

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