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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  • For a non-profit organization they do a good job in presenting the above stated topic within a very small building. Free parking on site and has a small gift shop. It is a self-guided tour and told th...  more »
  • If maritime history or ship models are your thing then this is the place for you. It is an added bonus that garden outside is absolutely beautiful.  more »
  • If you are a model ship fan, this is your place. It is neat enough for everyone else but know that it is lots of history and models (in dim lights, hard for some of us to see much).  more »
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  • The model ships and boats were amazing and intricate. Other unique maritime artifacts like scrimshaw , antique paintings, wheelhouse, and figure heads were most interesting . Beautiful and quiet garden area was a nice place to take a break.
  • Went here for a concert as part of the Savannah Music festival. It was an amazing venue for a night under the stars. The design is peaceful even though you are in the heart of downtown.
  • Ships of the Sea is a beautiful venue for weddings. They have an amazing outdoor area that is covered and provides a blank slate for any style wedding surrounded by beautiful gardens!
  • Wonderful collection of ship models. Very interesting notes with each. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
  • With the limited space available, this museum offers much. For those that love the sea, "and the wheels kick, and the white sails shaking", this is the only place for hours around to get your fix. it is in an Anti Bellum mansion, originally built for a descendant of John Williams, of Puritan New England fame. Many ship models and displays, artifacts, etc.. inside this Old Mansion. Oh, and if you love plants, they have the largest formal garden in Savannah - and it is open FREE, regardless if you pay to go inside or not !
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