Scarbrough House and its related garden (a true undiscovered treasure) have added a lot of tone to this museum, previously housed on River Street. The exhibits are more formal now, showcasing paintings and intricate models. The collection also includes scrimshaw, ancient navigational tools, and a china cat figurine with its own risque story to tell. Learn about Savannah’s maritime history while exploring this museum. The home, built in 1819 for the principal owner of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.