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Maine Maritime Museum

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Address: 243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
Phone Number: +1 207-443-1316
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the...

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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Excellent Museum

We had some time on our hands while in Bath so we visited the Maine Maritime museum. We found it very informative. They had many displays from sailing ships to how to catch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time on our hands while in Bath so we visited the Maine Maritime museum. We found it very informative. They had many displays from sailing ships to how to catch and eat lobster. Several buildings on the property took you to places where there was informative displays on all kinds of maritime and other interest. We also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly. The staff is very helpful at orientating their visitors about what is at this facility. It is set up so visitors can go through at whatever pace they want. The signage gives enough information so that visitors learn a bunch of stuff without feeling overwhelmed. I think kids would find it interesting as well.

1 Thank Andrew B
Rosenberg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled to Maine for the first time in October 2015 and the museum was on our list of things to do. It was a great experience and we greatly enjoyed the river lighthouse tour and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the museum. We appreciated the hospitality of the ladies in the gift shop and the... More 

1 Thank Cheryl S
Bryantville, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were last at the Maine Maritime Museum 20+ years ago. We loved it then and it has only gotten bigger and better. It is the sort of place that you will have to come to with at least a love of the ships and sea, but then why else would you go there? It is the site of an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Nice professionally presented displays on the history of Maine ship building. It is built on the site of 3 former shipyards. Good for a couple hours. There are many historic building scattered around the grounds - which are unheated - dress warmly in cold weather for these.

1 Thank MilwaukeeCraig
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Loved it! Interesting, varied exhibits and buildings. Small cafe had the best lobster roll and chowdah!

1 Thank Christine Wenge... H
Bath, Maine
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you are interested in learning more about the maritime history of Bath, Maine, this is the museum for you!

1 Thank Laurita J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Atlantic coast has several superb maritime museums. This is not one of them, but rather a complement to the others because it is a shipyard. If you want a superb maritime museum, visit New Bedford Mass. If you want a superb functioning fishing museum, visit Lunenburg Nova Scotia. If you want to know how these ships were crafted and... More 

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Tampa Bay FL USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our first visit was cut short by torrential rains. We spent about 1/2 day looking at the inside of the museum but the weather was way too bad to walk around the outside part. Luckily, the museum has a policy that for the week (I think) after your first paid visit, you can get in free. So we spent another... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Take the lighthouse boat tour. Walk around the beautiful grounds. Enjoy the wide open views, and linger.

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