Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Savannah, GA

Where are we going?

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
GA 31401

912 232 1511

What is there to do?

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'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! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8.50

Children: $6.50 student

Free Under: 5 years of age

Family Deals: $20 for two parents and children under 18


Need a little extra help?

The museum has limited disability accessibility. The gardens and pavilion are accessible, and 4 handicap spaces in the parking lot. Restrooms are also accessible. When you arrive, ask about what galleries are accessible for you.


When can we go?

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Closed major holidays, but open all year around.


Any top tips?

The museum put on some pretty fun events, like the music festival, so keep an eye out for the diary and make sure you make a plan to visit your favorite! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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