Ahoy maties! Are your sea legs ready because the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum certainly is! This Atlanta museum is great for any kids and families who love all things maritime. From the ocean, the history, and the stories from maritimes past…it’s all here in these exhibits.
Since 1966, this museum has been showing families maritime antiques, paintings, ships models, and other artifacts which predominately revolve around the era of Atlantic trade and travel, which happened between America and England during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The museum’s building itself is worth a look when you arrive. It was originally built as a home for William Scarborough, who was the president of the Savannah Steamship Company – see, history starts before you even walk through the door!
The collection of ship’s models were actually commissioned by the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in order to interpret the history so it’s easier for visitors to imagine history happening right in front of their eyes. And it really helps! The models have the most incredible attention to detail. Kids – take a good look – can you see all of the ropes and intricacies?
The adventure doesn’t just stop inside. The gardens at the museum are a great place to break up your visit through the collections, or just to sit and enjoy the largest private gardens in Savannah. Pretty impressive!
So grab those captains hats and full steam ahead to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum – ahoy all sailors, and get ready to set sail!