Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum (William Scarbrough House)
The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum promotes Savannah's maritime history through its many artifacts and artwork on display. These include paintings, maritime antiques, and several scale models of ships related to Savannah, including the SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The museum is located in the 1818 William Scarbrough House, a National Historic Landmark and one of the first examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country. English-born architect William Jay designed the house. Only a few of his buildings have survived, a fact that gave further impetus to designate the home as a National Landmark.
Backstory and Context
"Scarbrough House." Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Accessed September 27, 2016. http://www.shipsofthesea.org/scarbrough-house.