|Student:||$6.50 (through high school, or college with ID)|
|Discount:||$6.50 (with ID, applies to Senior – 65 or over, past and present Military, or AAA)|
|Child:||FREE (5 and under)|
|Family:||$20.00 (two parents and any siblings under 18)|
|Local Resident Special:||Free admission for up to two local residents who bring one or more visitors paying appropriate admission.|
|Group:||$5.50/person (for groups of 10 or more who make reservations ahead of time)|
MAPS & DIRECTIONS
The Museum is located in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia on M.L. King Boulevard a few blocks north of the Visitor Center. We have several maps available including driving directions, a downtown "walking" map, and a regional map of Savannah and the surrounding areas. Downtown Savannah lies a few miles east of I-95 at the end of I-16, an hour from St. Simons Island and Hilton Head, two hours from Jacksonville and Charleston.
VISITOR & GROUP PROGRAMS
The Museum offers many educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Student programs include educational tours. For Girl Scout Troops the museum offers classes on the art of scrimshaw, sailor's valentines and painted merchant signs. Please call Tony Pizzo or Karl DeVries at (912) 232-1511 for reservations and more information.
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, or to order items before or after your visit, please call (912) 232-1511.
The Ships of the Sea Museum is not equipped to provide research services, but we can help direct your search for information.
For more information on Old South architecture you may be interested in the definitive ten-volume Architecture of the Old South book series available from Savannah's Beehive Press. They publish numerous books on Savannah and Georgia history, including the illustrated Savannah Revisited.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities at the Ships of the Sea Museum
- At present, we offer limited accessibility. The garden and pavilion (where the collection video may be viewed) are wheelchair accessible. (There are curb cuts and two handicapped spaces in the parking lot.)The basement level, housing our wheelhouse and classroom (where the collection video may also be viewed) is five steps below ground level and may be accessed by foot or by portable ramp.
- Each restroom has a stall with raised seat and hand rails, with just enough room for a wheelchair to be pulled up head-on to the seat.
- The main floor, housing the main part of the collection, is eleven steps above ground level, the second floor 22 steps above the main floor. Since the balustrade at the main entrance to the Museum does not have a handrail, many people with difficulties with stairs prefer to enter the Museum by going down the short 5 steps to enter the basement and then access the first floor by means of the inner 16-step stairwell which has a handrail. At present, due to a conflict between city regulations and those of the Department of the Interior regulating historic sites, we do not have an elevator or lift.
- Persons with disabilities and one other guest are offered free admission to the Museum.
- Since the Museum is set up for self-touring, there are descriptive placards in all exhibits, as well as scrimshaw, pulleys, rope and other maritime equipment that can be examined by hand.
- With prior notice, the Museum will make a docent available to a guest with a disability to provide an introduction to the collection, house and garden; set up a video presentation on the collection in the pavilion or classroom; introduce display items in the classroom, and make Museum publications or additional videos available to the guest.
- The Museum website www.shipsofthesea.org has educational videos, a virtual tour of the Museum galleries and garden, among other features.
- In order for us to make your visit as pleasant as possible, please call 912 232 1511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to inform us of your visit so that we may plan ahead. Tour groups must inform us at the time of booking if we will need to make accommodations.