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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
207 443 1316
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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), tour the Victorian-era Donnell House, watch wooden boats being built in the Museum boat ship, or play on a pirate ship. Seasonal river cruises allow visitors the best view of the area’s lighthouses and spectacular scenery, tours of Bath Iron Works provide the only public behind-the-scenes view of naval shipbuilding in the U.S., and the Grand Banks fishing schooner Sherman Zwicker is open to visitors. « less
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Bolton, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Nice gem of a museum! Although we've visited several maritime museums, this one taught us many new things about ship building, especially how dangerous and difficult the working conditions were for the men who built wooden ships. Allow yourself a few hours to see everything.

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Newton, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Maybe I'm a little biased because I'm a maritimer and my career has been in shipbuilding, but this museum is excellent. It's ON the actual property where the Percy & Small yard was. The giant piece of art is an actual depiction of the Wyoming; a six masted schooner built to carry bulk coal. Is was built to the exact... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to college in the area, but never visited this museum until recently. It was a great learning experience if you like maritime history. We also did the short boat tour of the Kennebec River, which was lovely.

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Randolph, VT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I found myself in Bath, Maine for the weekend and decided a trip to the Maritime Museum would be interesting....and then I realized how important the museum is to understanding about Bath Iron Works, to realize that commercial sailing vessels ruled the ocean, until steam came along, for the years 1850s-1920's, and that on the site of the museum were... More

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Schenectady, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This museum is amazing, it tells you the history of ships that were made in the area, also down the street from The Bath Iron Works Shipyard. I have seen one of the wrecks of which there is part of the particular vessel in the foundation of The Maine Maritime Museum

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rocky hill, CT USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We've visited this very nice and historic shipyard museum several times, and enjoy the location, history, collection, and the cruises run from the dock. The 4th of July cruises with fireworks was awesome! The museum buildings and artifacts and artwork are beautiful, and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The museum runs the ONLY tour of the Bath Iron Works military... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Wooden boats and maritime history. Add in some interesting people and you have a fascinating museum. Well worth an afternoon or several. Go!

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USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were in town to celebrate the Christening of DDG 1000-the ZUMWALT. Unfortunately for us and a couple thousand other folks who planned on attending the Christening, the US Government shut down. The Christening was cancelled, but not our enthusiasm to see all the best of Bath. The museum was at the top of our list. My Wife and I... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a great time. This is a great museum. If you love boats and sailing this is a great place to see old boats and models that will blow your mind. It was great seeing how they made wooden boats and all the different processes.

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West Collingswood, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Well worth a couple of hours of your time. Interesting exhibits. Lots to see and experience. A true historical perspective on ship building in Bath.

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