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“Handsome place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in 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 Coast and Lobstering Exhibit, 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 Museum boat ship, or play on a pirate ship. Seasonally, visitors can get the best view of the area's lighthouses and spectacular scenery on daily cruise boats, learn the story of Bath Iron Works from shipyard insiders who then guide a windshield tour of views of the shipyard, and tour the Victorian-era home of the Donnel shipbuilding family.
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“Handsome place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2009

We enjoyed this museum. It was a nice stop on our way to a different vacation destination. If I had to make a suggestion, I'd perhaps add a lawn display or two, maybe a little more "old time" stuff to see here and there, i.e., interactive display for kids, something old that they can sit in, etc. Lovely place. Not sure if you can bring a lunch, but a nice place to eat lunch, certainly.

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“A lot to see and do - a very nice destination in historic Bath.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2009

I was pleasantly surprised by the Maine Maritime Museum (MMM). Outward appearances are decieving since this museum covers a large area. Built on the grounds of former shipyards, MMM encompasses the shipbuilding history that Bath is known for and also depicts the seafaring history of Maine in general. Well maintained, carefuly constructed and educational displays make for a pleasant visit. When you're done, the gift store has something for everyone. I recommend you budget at least two hours to see all of the exhibits, possibly more to allow for the transit between buildings.

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