Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, exhibits ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Many educational opportunities for visitors of all ages
- The history of Savannah around the maritime era
- The feel of the Old South in its Garden
- Models of ships, art and maritime antiques of the 18th and 19th centuries
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, is made up of the following:
Exhibits of ship models, paintings and maritime antiques, principally from the great era of Atlantic trade and travel between England and America during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Scarbrough House
The Museum's Collection is housed in the elegant home built for William Scarbrough, one of the principal owners of the Steamship Savannah and president of the Savannah Steamship Company. Scarbrough's architect, William Jay from England, created one of the earliest examples of the Greek Revival in the South. Used as a public school from the 1870's, the mansion was abandoned for twenty years and then restored by Historic Savannah Foundation in the 1970's. After another period of vacancy, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum restored the house again in 1996-97, building a new roof based on a documented William Jay design, adding a new rear portico and enlarging the garden
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum housed in the William Scarbrough House is home to the largest garden within the historic district of Savannah. Whether you visit the museum by walking along the fig-covered wall to the garden gate or arrive by car, the visitor's first impression is a beautiful arrangement of colors seen in the flower beds at the entrance.
The Gift Shop
The shop contains a large selection of books related to maritime life, arts, and history. In addition there is also a variety of books on Southern gardening, architecture and history. Gifts related to the maritime theme of the museum are available for all ages including books, prints, signature gifts, CDs, DVDs, and a selection of offerings for children.
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