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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Paradise for Boat Lovers

A friend and I spent an afternoon at the museum last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The Percy and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandy H
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Baltimore, Maryland
Kennebec River Lights exhibit

This well-researched and thoughtfully illustrated exhibit in the "temporary exhibit" area just off... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ThreeRosettes70
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North Carolina
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This well-researched and thoughtfully illustrated exhibit in the "temporary exhibit" area just off the lobby is worth your time, as is the "Into the Lantern" permanent exhibit of the Cape Ann Portland Light fresnel lens and its history.

Thank ThreeRosettes70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well-organized indoor-outdoor museum. Excellent tour guide, friendly staff. Give it at least a couple of hours, more if taking boat tour.

Thank RHA1936
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went through this museum as part of the Lighthouse Cruise where we saw 6 lighthouses, woohoo! Mind you, they are mostly squatty ones since the majority of them are along the Kennebec River. But we were also treated to going past the Bath Iron...More

Thank Charrie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and fascinating museum with several exhibits. We did the hour boat tour that took us past a few light houses and the Bath Iron works where they work on military ships. Extremely informative guide who was fun and easy to listen to. Always a...More

Thank Ginevera22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great! there is a lot to see, but what I liked the best, was the guided tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We really enjoyed our day, it was very interesting.

Thank CCouture624
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Bath because it is real. Real Maine People live there. Bath is the location of Bath Iron Works, a shipyard that employs thousands of tradespeople and engineers. Maine Maritime Museum is absolutely fascinating. The largest wooden sailing ship ever built was constructed there....More

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend a visit. This museum is nicely put together, there are plenty of places to wander, the grounds on the river are inviting, and there is a nice little food shack where we got hot dogs and a drink. One thing I especially...More

Thank crosscourtforehand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and worth doing the tours as well. Lots of exhibits to visit and explore and very knowledgeable staff and volunteers - loved the year at a lighthouse exhibit you really felt you were there, and the descriptions of life at the...More

Thank kme98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are touring the Northeast coastal area of Maine, no trip would be complete without experiencing this world class exhibit complete with a working shipyard; this historic landmark is where the largest wooden (6- Masted) commercial freighter was built at the turn of the...More

Thank ChefMarkChristopher
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HarleysMa
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Response from TominBrunswick | Reviewed this property |
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
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