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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
+1 207-443-1316
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Mishawaka
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Museum is well laid out with lots of pictures that have good descriptions of what you are seeing and the history of the item. The interior of the museum is a 'self-guided' tour with easy walking and well marked isles. You MUST take the outdoor tour with the guides to explain the procedure of the actual BUILDING of the... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
76 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Remarkable historic marine museum tracing the history of ship building in Maine from the earliest days to the present. From six masted brigs to modern US War Ships Bath has a long history of seafaring leadership. See all the history in the museum old buildings and be sure to take the river cruise to see the harbor ship building docks... More

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Palm Harbor, FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip. Great collection of artifacts of the ship building industry and the maritime history of Maine. Good exhibits, lots of interesting info, and good stories from the docents. Really nice gift shop. If you have any interest in nautical history or the days of sailing ships, you must visit this museum. Seniors discounts. Parking was easy but food... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum is very interesting for anyone with an interest in Maine history, boat/ship building. It is well organized and with much to keep young people occupied as well. A beautiful location on the river and next to the famous Bath Iron Works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a great museum and well worth a visit. We could have spent all day there. There was so much to see and learn.

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Anzegem, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

so much to see and to learn. The tickets are valable for 2 visits within a week. There is so much to see that it is recommended to split your visit

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Eureka Springs Arkansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Since I generally travel to Maine once a year to sail with the schooner fleet, I was glad to finally make time to visit the Maine Maritime Museum. The staff and volunteers are excellent, doing their best to be sure that you see everything in your range of interest. I didn't have time to join a tour group on the... More

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Such a great place! My husband is a captain and this was like going to Disney world for him! I was pleasantly surprised how much I fully enjoyed it as well! Really cool historical museum. Shouldn't be missed.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After reading other reviews on TA and travel forums we knew we wanted to visit this museum. We spent three and a half hours going through everything! Try and hit a tour. Our guide was Ray and he knew it all. What a wonderful part of history we can all access. A highlight of our two and half weeks in... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fascinating history and well laid out for visitors. Join the guide for additional storylines on the shipbuilding industry in Bath. And you can return on same entry ticket another day.

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