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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Lots of info and a boat tour too

This museum has lots of info presented well. The boat tours are excellent. You will spend more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WestchesterP2
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New York City, New York
Fascinating

If you're into history and building things, this museum will be interesting. If you're also... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
melonaise
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Denver, Colorado
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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
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+1 207-443-1316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum has lots of info presented well. The boat tours are excellent. You will spend more time here than you plan.

Thank WestchesterP2
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're into history and building things, this museum will be interesting. If you're also interested in ships/boats, you'll be thrilled! It was easy to picture how people worked thanks to the combination of artifacts and sound/visual exhibits. The historical buildings mostly don't have any...More

Thank melonaise
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wish we could have spent several more hours at this museum. Quite a bit of the museum is outside and the history surrounding the building of Schooners on the Penobscot River was amazing. The thing I enjoyed the most was the demonstration down by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been here about 20 years ago and wanted to see what was new. They have a center dedicated to the history of Bath Iron Works with an interesting 12 minute film. I really enjoyed that part. It really doesn't take long to view all...More

Thank garyww
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to set aside at least half a day to tour the museum’s varied exhibits and take a boat tour on the Kennebec. Many of the exhibits are interactive, and the rich history of shipbuilding and shipping in the Bath area comes alive. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Maritime museum during our trip to Maine last week and really enjoyed it. We didn’t take the boat tour, but there was more than enough to see both inside the museum as well as the outside tour of how the wooden ships...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. Lots of interesting facts. Well laid out. Boat trip a must. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank 925KitC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and take in. Educational exhibits. Wish we had known about the two-day pass and the senior discount. Best part was the lighthouse cruise. Very informative guide.

Thank coachvicky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Cafe available. Tour is included in the admission price. Overflow parking and RV parking is available. Set aside several hours to visit. Boat rides are an additional fee. Membership is available. Air-conditioned museum. Dress appropriately for the outdoors....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibits, tours and very informative staff. Plan on at least 2-3 hours.....more if possible. Do not miss this if you are in Bath.

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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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