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Address: , Bath, ME
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This complex builds destroyers for the U.S. Navy.

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Cool place!

This place is HUGE!!! They have been building ships here forever! Right now they are building a Destroyer for the Navy. If you drive down the street to the side of the building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Middletown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We first visited the Maritime Museum, which was interesting - a good way to spend a rainy afternoon in Maine. We signed up to do the Bath Ironworks Trolley Tour. It was somewhat interesting, but a little bland. We had two teenagers with us, who found it rather boring. I would recommend the Maritime Museum, but skip the Iron Works... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place is HUGE!!! They have been building ships here forever! Right now they are building a Destroyer for the Navy. If you drive down the street to the side of the building you can see inside a huge building and see sections of the ship being put together. Go to the bridge over the water there and you can... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved visiting the Bath Iron Works. I found the film and tour (given by a former employee) to be fun and informative. I was disappointed the tour is no longer allowed inside the factory grounds but I would highly recommend a visit to the Maritime Museum and BIW to anyone!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I never thought I'd enjoy this…. We went because we were in Bath and it felt silly not to check it out. We lucked out. Guidebooks said that you need to book way in advance. We got them the day before our tour through the Maine Maritime Museum. Was fascinating. The guide was someone who had worked at the BIW... More 

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am a ship enthusiast and generally love tours, but I would advise against this one. You can no longer go "inside", so everything seen from the trolley can be seen from a half mile walk along the facility fence and Kennebec River bridge. The other component of the tour is a 30 minute video from the Iron Works marketing... More 

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Suffern, New York, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a wonderful one hour trolley tour of a great USA production factory. They take you to every area of the factory- and you can see all the various destroyers in production. Tour guide Dennis was outstanding. Great piece of American History- dont miss it!

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Townville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The tour is trolley based and lasts about an hour. The guide is a volunteer - usually a retired worker from the Bath Iron Works. It is informative and interesting. The tour usually sells out so booking in advance is recommended. No cameras or phones allowed on the tour. Not sure why as you can see nearly as much from... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Tour is through Maine Maritime Museum. Need to sign up for tour in advance. Family enjoyed seeing this amazing shipyard in action. Went on a Friday, so the place was bustling. Great tour guide- Dennis worked there for many years and could answer any question with flair. Recommend this highly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Very unique experience to see a Navy ship being built. Our tour guide was a long-term employee, but a very new guide. He was very knowledgeable but need a bit more practice in leading a tour. While we still enjoyed it, I'm sure we would have gotten even more with a more experienced guide.

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Somerville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We got to see huge ships being built from the ground up. Fabulous! Highly recommended. The trolley is air conditioned and the guide was excited about showing us around and full of information. Tell "Sully" he's the best. I think kids would be facinated. You MUST make reservations ahead of time, small groups only! You can buy tickets on line.... More 

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