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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Great Museum!

Wish we had more time to wander around. I can imagine it would be fun for the kids to wander around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
For ship lovers, this is a nice museum

Wherever we go we visit maritime museums when we can. This one was notable for the displays... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wish we had more time to wander around. I can imagine it would be fun for the kids to wander around outside in nice weather. It was raining the day we visited. We rushed through everything because we were trying to hit the road again....More

Thank catherineo511
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wherever we go we visit maritime museums when we can. This one was notable for the displays outside. We enjoyed looking at the small ship's restoration and the various displays showing ship construction.

Thank loves2plan_vacations
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place we loved the light house exhibit and the interactive time laps video. The lens exhibit is awesome gray to see the two light lens up close! We also loved the restoration of the Mary E ship on the grounds of the...More

1  Thank Glewis1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I had more time at this museum. The docent did a great job telling our group about the shipping industry. This is a must see when you are in Bath.

1  Thank LarrJann
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had many adventures at Maine Maritime Museum. Plus Many Boat rides and lots of fun. Great place to go.

1  Thank AprilVanderfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum on ship building in Bath. There are several galleries inside and several buildings (some original) outside. There are many short videos to give additional information. They offer tours but we missed the last one of the day. Your admission covers...More

2  Thank cakedeco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was late fall there was still so much to see---main building as well as the other exhibits on the grounds. Want to return in the summer when there are boat rides and other attractions.

2  Thank udflyer72
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The staff is friendly, the hours accommodating, the inside rooms are well done and informative. The outside buidlings of the old Percy and Small boatyards are a fascinating slice of history.

1  Thank flanagan2k
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Large indoor/outdoor, guide yourself museum. VERY informative. Plenty to see & do. Rather expensive admission. Two "senior" tickets, $29.00. Clean. Plenty of parking. My one problem was that we had spent 2.5 hours walking around & there was only one source of free drinking water....More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Heard about a celebration at the Maritime Museum for the coming home of the Mary E. Stopped by on whim and found this to be a great stop on a Sunday drive around the Maine Coast. Would have been a great place to take our...More

Thank T D
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Do you need to buy tickets to the Iron Works tour in advance or can they be purchased when we arrive?
18 August 2015|
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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