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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 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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Terrific little museum

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... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2015
orland park, il.
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orland park, il.
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 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.

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Boston, MA
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 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 27 January 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 They have one or two video features, but they are a bit outdated.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 22 January 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 20 January 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 17 January 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
Shelburne, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We spent several hours here. The exhibits are great and the staff are very knowledgeable and love their job. We learned a lot of the seafaring history of Savannah. The gift shop is wonderful!

Thank Travelingmaritimers
Beaufort, South Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This property has plenty of parking so you can enjoy this beautiful old house which offers rooms of ship models exclaiming the seaport business of Savannah. Adults and school age children will enjoy seeing these intricate samples and the history of Savannah.

Thank EuropeanWanderer573
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

As far as a maritime museum is concerned the highlight was the building itself and its connection to the maritime history of the community. I enjoyed the model of the N.S. SAVANNAh and the replica of the ships bridge the most.

Thank Peter B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

I went on a Saturday afternoon. It's $6.50 for students and $8.50 for adults. They have 3 floors. You can have a guided tour if you arrive at the right time. I liked the Titanic the best. The different types of USS Savannah's were cool too. A bit boring except I like to see architecture.

Thank Steve C

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