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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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So much to see!

My husband and I were recently in Maine and saw the Maine Maritime Museum so we decided to stop and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, Alabama
via mobile
Very interest museum

We enjoyed learning about the ship building industry in Bath. The river cruise was great to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, TX
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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 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were recently in Maine and saw the Maine Maritime Museum so we decided to stop and see it. I was so surprised to see all there was to see. The older gentleman who took us on a tour was so interesting...More

Thank fruitfulvine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning about the ship building industry in Bath. The river cruise was great to see the area along the river and to see and learn about the Bath Iron Works.

Thank Ducescoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I feel that everyone who is in the area anytime of the year should visit this museum, whether they are interested in maritime history or not. It's a fabulous place and provides a ton of fascinating information both past and current. The...More

Thank martnlivy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum provides a great insight into light houses, their lights and the ships that sailed the oceans as well as a great introduction into the life of a lobster and the work and traps that go into the lobster harvest trade.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was certainly a revealing encounter with the importance of Maine's contribution to our country's maritime history. The exhibits were well presented and made us really come away with a deep appreciation of all that went into the growth of our nation as well as...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew my husband would like this place, ships, especially. I was surprised that I liked it too. Our tour guide, wish Icould remember his name, he just retired from B.I.W. And did such a fantastic job explaining everything, answering questions, on our trolley ride,and...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been many years since we visited this museum. My wife and I had a great time. We took a boat ride to see the BIW and light houses on the river. The collection is extensive. At this time the museum is building a...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is far more than a just a building with exhibits. The museum has 20 acres to display original buildings and other maritime tools and equipment. Opportunities for boat rides and tours. Unfortunately, we had only a short afternoon, so we mainly toured the...More

Thank Jonem93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see at the Maritime museum, with a detailed indoor museum with some excellent interactive elements as well as a full outdoor area with shipbuilding covered in detail through different buildings serving various purposes Going in October it was quite quiet with the café...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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