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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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Bath Maritime Museum

I love ships, so that said, perhaps I'm a bit biased, but this museum is bar-none probably the best one I've ever been to. My wife even found it fascinating. This place had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I love ships, so that said, perhaps I'm a bit biased, but this museum is bar-none probably the best one I've ever been to. My wife even found it fascinating. This place had equipment from sailing, steam, and diesel power era ships over a hundred years old. It showed the history of New England shipping and the power it brought... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are at all interested in boating, sailing, history, or late nineteenth and early twentieth century commerce, the Maine Maritime Museum is worth the visit. The volunteers were amazing. There was even one whose entire lecture was on launching the sailing ships. I learned more in the time that I was there about the "mega sailing sloops" than I... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My favorite visit on a recent June, 2015 trip. Admission ticket can be used more than one day. Take the tour so you get a history lesson for the area. Then explore. I believe that the activities for children i.e. boat building would be very enjoyable (not sure how many days); lobster display was being renovated. The museum interior is... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Maine Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
Phone Number: +1 207-443-1316
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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