HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: MLK DAY, PRESIDENTS' DAY, ST. PATRICK'S DAY, EASTER, MEMORIAL DAY, JULY 4, LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY, NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY
PIONEERS IN PRESERVATION PASS:For the discounted price of $21.00 you can visit the homes where Savannah's preservation movement began: William Scarbrough House (Ships of the Sea), Isaiah Davenport House, and the Andrew Low House.
The parking lot has curb cuts and four handicapped spaces.
The Museums gardens are wheelchair accessible. The North Garden features a wheelchair ramp which provides access to the Assembly Room where handicap restroom facilities are located.
The main floor, housing the principal part of the collection, is eleven steps above ground level, the second floor is 22 steps above the main floor. Persons with disabilities or mobility issues may use the wheelchair lift, located under the Museum’s south porch, for access to the main floor. The lift is accessible via the Scarbrough Garden – the grounds behind the Museum. The lift has a weight capacity of 800lbs.
The second floor is accessible by stairs only. Persons with disabilities may view a video of the second-floor collection in the Museum’s giftshop.
The Museum’s website has educational videos and online exhibits, among other features.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
The Museum is located in historic downtown Savannah at 41 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard, between the Holiday Inn and The Gray restaurant. Ships of the Sea is only one block west of City Market and a few blocks north of the Visitor Center. Free parking is available for guests in the Museum's parking lot located on the south side of the building. To view a Google map of the Museum's location please click here.
TOURS & GROUP PROGRAMS
The Museum is arranged for self-guided tours. Please expect to spend at least one hour on site to explore the galleries and gardens. For groups of 10 or more Ships of the Sea can provide a guided tour of the Museum with a reservation in advance. The Museum also offers many educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. All student programs include educational tours. The Museum offers classes on the art of scrimshaw, sailor's valentines, and women pirates. You may learn more about the Museum's educational programs and tours here or you can contact Wendy Melton through our website or at 912-232-1511, for reservations and information.
RESEARCH, APPRAISALS & DONATIONS
Given the Museum's mission, acquisition of artifacts is limited to items relating to Savannah's maritime history. If you have an item for donation you feel would be appropriate to the Museum's collection, please contact Ships of the Sea's curator through our website or at email@example.com.
Ships of the Sea Museum does not offer appraisals of maritime artifacts, nor is it equipped to provide research services. For regional maritime inquiries the Mariners' Museum in Virginia provides quite a bit of research information.
For more information on the architecture of the Old South you may be interested in the definitive ten-volume Architecture of the Old South book series available from Savannah's Beehive Press. The Beehive Press publishes numerous books on the social and architectural history of Savannah and Georgia history, including the illustrated Savannah Revisited.
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. For more information please visit our gift shop page.