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. Make Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum part of your personalized Savannah itinerary using our Savannah online driving holiday planner .
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  • This is a small museum for people that are interested in ships. Many models and paintings of ships. The most interesting area was the top floor with old scrimshaw pieces and items used by sailors. The...  more »
  • My husband loved this place but I wasn’t as impressed. I was so bore after about the 1st room. Its just ok. The guy running this place is super knowledgeable and very willing to help.  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to this unique museum. Explains shipbuilding. There are many models of various ships and you understand the history and progress of maritime transport.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lots of cool replicas. The cat statue and brothels is an interesting story.

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