Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum, Savannah

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Take a self-guided tour of Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum, which features galleries and gardens full of maritime artifacts. See intricate models of well-known ships in glass cases, including some of the first to bring over colonists, such as the Anne. Most impressive is the model of the famed Titanic, complete with miniature lifeboats lowering off the side of the boat. The museum is inside the Scarbrough House, which was built in 1819. The house was commissioned by one of the owners of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. Admire the marble floors and elegant decor, and leave time to visit the landscaped gardens. Using our online itinerary creator, Savannah attractions like Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Hubby & I walked to and through this museum. The outdoor garden is very lush & nice. The museum is in an historic house that is great in itself. The models were excellently created and very appropriat...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    This small museum is full of art that features ships and incredible scale models of ships that relate to the history of Savannah, and other famous ships, like the scale model of the sinking Titanic th...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Being from New England, with an interest in the whaling industry and China Trade...I found this museum very interesting.  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Went here for an outdoor Savannah Law School graduation. They have a very nice covered pavilion area, the outdoor landscaping is gorgeous. I didn't get to view the inside but I imagine that is really nice too. Located in the downtown area so there's plenty to do within walking distance.
  • July 4, 2017
    Go into this knowing you're just going to see a lot of (very well constructed) large model ships over two floors and not much else. Good for that, but not what I would call a museum.
  • April 14, 2017
    Took my kids over Spring Break this year. I wasn't expecting two rambunctious boys to really enjoy the humdrum of a museum, but I was pleasantly surprised. The museum has a wonderful collection of ships and artifacts to pour over. My boys really enjoyed the "titanic" room with the dvd commentary to match, and they were even interested in the other exhibits. Afterwards, we all took a walk around the beautiful gardens, which i imagine, will be even more spectacular within the coming weeks. A perfect place for a family photo! Really enjoyed. Definitely recommended.
  • January 19, 2017
    More than meets the eye. This is honestly one of my favorite museums in a city of so many. It is very well put together and has a wonderfully interesting history. It's not only a museum of ships, but also stories.
  • June 5, 2017
    Lots of cool replicas. The cat statue and brothels is an interesting story.

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