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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Great museum for all

A museum about Maine's nautical history. You can explore a working light for a lighthouse (without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally H
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Augusta, Maine
One of New England's best kept secrets and among the finest maritime museums is the country

A wonderfully diverse collection of interactive maritime exhibits, the principal one being the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Chuck H
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum about Maine's nautical history. You can explore a working light for a lighthouse (without climbing all the steps of a lighthouse), fishing, boats and everything else related to Maine's nautical history. The main museum is packed with interesting displays - donated items, photos,...More

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderfully diverse collection of interactive maritime exhibits, the principal one being the Percy & Small shipyard, the only remaining intact site of its type where wooden sailing vessels were built. The most prominent of these was the "WYOMING", the world largest six masted schooner...More

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The nautical history in Bath is some of the best in North America. The first ship built by Europeans was in Bath and the Museum is build on a number of old ship yards. Fascinating stories and lots of interesting things for 2 to 102!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This is an extraordinary museum. The staff has planned a great daily mix of traditional exhibits, indoor and outdoor lectures, an historic house, shipwright craft demonstrations, workshops and boat tours. Did I mention the outstanding lobster rolls at the outdoor lunch stand? Before you go,...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

The Maine Maritime Museum was about a 10-minute drive from the Days Inn in Brunswick where I stayed. On my Saturday morning visit, the museum had several visitors but was not crowded. This museum had grown considerably since my last visit in the early 2000’s....More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Maine Maritime Museum several times with family and visitors and it is a great visit every time. The exhibits are first rate and well maintained. And they keep adding and changing! There is also the amazing location on the Kennebec River....More

Thank Curtis N
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

What a fun place for a wedding! We were able to stroll the museum and view all the exhibits. Cocktails were served in another exhibit area. We made sure we checked out all the places with interesting info and exhibits.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We were here for a family wedding and reception in their event rooms. Fantastic place chock full of interesting items and displays. Something for all ages, from tots to seniors. We plan to go back again sometime and do more exploring here at the museum...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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.

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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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