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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Lovely & peaceful

There are no ship to tour just a very nice museum with multiple buildings each showing a different segment of the ship building process.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Corvallis, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We drove over from Camden because historic small boats were listed in three buildings of the MMM. To my disappointment, two of those buildings were locked and an employee did not know why. The one that was open was quite substandard compared to the Searsport Maritime Museum. The model boats, images, and wood carvings in the main building were quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

There are no ship to tour just a very nice museum with multiple buildings each showing a different segment of the ship building process.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wonderful grounds to walk around to see many different historic buildings about the process of wooden boat building at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. The sculptural frame of the Wyoming is huge! We'll need to go back in the summer to take a guided tour and a boat trip.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon at this attraction, should have planned better. It is similar to Mystic Sea Port, lots of motel boats, some real boats, boat building, boat preservation. My 7 year old was too young to appreciate most of it, but reading is difficult for him, so trying to pick out the most interesting things to read to... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stumbled on this attraction when we were in Bath - I caught sight of the Wyoming sculpture and remembered seeing it in Yankee magazine. The museum was open, but we did not realize it was not "completely" open. There were a number of houses that were closed (the large home, the lobster exhibit and the second housing of old... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a museum that even my 5 year old grandson enjoyed. A real primer on the building of large schooners. This museum is very informative and even set up to show how large those ships really were. it is right next to the Bath Ship yards where the newest generation of US Navy destroyers are being built. The staff... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum is well-kept, with plenty of informative displays inside the main building. While this part of the museum may be the most informative, it is also fairly static and will not retain the interest of children or, for that matter, adults who are not overly interested to start with. So needless to say, the other half was a little... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Didn't know what to expect inside this kind of museum. Though I'm far from a "sailor" in any sense of the word, I still was fascinated by all that goes into a seafaring life. This museum is interesting, informative, very well laid-out and houses really beautiful things. I thoroughly enjoyed my time inside, and out, at this facility. I recommend... More 

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burton on trent, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Missing the train was the best thing I could have done! I had really come to see the railway but I had come the wrong day of the week on a tight schedule, so wandering round the info at the railway station/Info Office, I found details of this museum. This Maritime Museum is a total triumph. Good signage, great parking,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The curated space holds a treasure trove of interesting artifacts. The on-the-water trips provide an excellent opportunity to see and appreciate Maine islands and lighthouses. The Bath Ironworks tour is mind boggling and the hands-on carpentry classes are fun for couples.

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