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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Worth the time

I found this a delightful place as educational, historic & Interesting. Born & live in Maine and I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
So much to see and learn.

We stopped in looking for something to do for part of the day. Wow! We could have spent 2 days... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brenda S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in historic Bath, Maine. Indoors, visitors enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. Outdoors, visitors can join a guided tour or stroll through the historic Percy & Small shipyard and see how many of the world's largest wooden sailing ships were built, learn about lobstering in the Maine, enjoy lunch under the towering sculpture of the schooner Wyoming (the largest wooden sailing vessel built in North America), watch wooden boats being built in the Boatshop, or play on a pirate ship. May through October, visitors can get an up-close view of the area's lighthouses and spectacular scenery on daily cruises, learn the story of Bath Iron Works from shipyard insiders, and tour the Victorian-era home of the Donnell shipbuilding family. Open year round.
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243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I found this a delightful place as educational, historic & Interesting. Born & live in Maine and I learned a lot I did not know. Perfect space for a grand collection, not to mention their boat tours available. Fun for one or family & groups.

Thank BA W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in looking for something to do for part of the day. Wow! We could have spent 2 days here there is so much to take in. Actually, the ticket you purchase for admission will allow you to return for an additional day within...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can't say enough about this hidden gem in Bath, Maine! The "museum" consists of several outdoor displays, buildings where shipbuilding took place in the 1800s and early 1900s, an excellent gift shop, and even a Victorian home that you can visit. We had an...More

Thank GreenHat17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the Maine Maritime Museum as something to see and spend a couple of hours. We ended up spending 4 hours and learned all about schooners, buildings, some original, showing all the different skills needed to build a shop. Inside museum has...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The maritime museum is a wonderful place to visit and learn all about the wooden ship building era in Maine. There is a main museum building with exhibits on lighthouses, ships, sea trade, life at sea, lots of beautiful model ships and a gift shop....More

Thank eldoradogirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the 1800s Maine, and the Bath area on the Kennebec River, were the heart of US ship building and commercial activity. Numerous sawmills and ship builders lined the shores. One of the biggest builders, P & S, constructed the largest six-masted schooner which was...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a sailor, I have always been curious how the giant wooden sailing ships were built and wondered where they have gone. This Museum answers those questions showing how they were built, what they were used for, and how most were lost over the years....More

Thank DewPortland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent six hours and loved every minute of it. You start with the inside museum, then progress to the individual buildings where the 42 wooden schooners were built. Then you hop on a trolley tour and finally the boat ride and get a good...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are not into shipbuilding, this museum should not be missed. The exhibits trace the history of the maritime experience in coastal Maine. Do take the guided tour and learn how important the schooners were to trade on the east coast. The lobster...More

Thank linda g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I spent an afternoon at the museum last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Percy and Small shipyard built 42 wooden schooners in the early 20th century, and the museum includes the buildings where the ships were designed and built. The museum...More

Thank Sandy H
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Save your money. The Bath iron Works tour is a rip off. $15 each to watch a video in a small hot room followed by a drive bye of Bath Iron Works. They stop in the parking lot and give you some information.. Then a ride... More