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Bath Iron Works

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Interesting Outside Tour

This tour would be so much better if they'd let you in the gates. Instead you ride passed the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Clare P
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New Bern, North Carolina
Very well done, lots of artifacts and bonefied information.

We have been to lots of museums and exhibits. This one rates in the top 5 nationally. It is not... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2016
Charles S
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Mint Hill
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This complex builds destroyers for the U.S. Navy.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Sep 13, 2016
“Interesting Outside Tour”
Jun 30, 2016
“Very well done, lots of artifacts and bonefied information.”
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This tour would be so much better if they'd let you in the gates. Instead you ride passed the facility on a trolley (bus) with a tour guide pointing out what he can through the walls and gates. Before embarking you watch a navy/ iron...More

1  Thank Clare P
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

We have been to lots of museums and exhibits. This one rates in the top 5 nationally. It is not the largest we have seen and it focuses only on maritime history, but definitely well worth the time. It includes a boat excursion, historical buildings...More

3  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

You don'the really have to bee inside the Bath Iron Works shipyard to be awed by its activity. A casual trip into the beautiful riverside community of Bath, Maine reveals an instant snapshot of the U.S. Navy's newest weapon system, the Zumwalt, DDG 1000. This...More

2  Thank George B
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great place to visit to learn about historical shipbuilding. It has a great museum and is well worth a few hours.

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

We first visited the Maritime Museum, which was interesting - a good way to spend a rainy afternoon in Maine. We signed up to do the Bath Ironworks Trolley Tour. It was somewhat interesting, but a little bland. We had two teenagers with us, who...More

2  Thank Jeannie G
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Reviewed October 16, 2014

This place is HUGE!!! They have been building ships here forever! Right now they are building a Destroyer for the Navy. If you drive down the street to the side of the building you can see inside a huge building and see sections of the...More

7  Thank Dhackler30
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Reviewed September 11, 2014

Loved visiting the Bath Iron Works. I found the film and tour (given by a former employee) to be fun and informative. I was disappointed the tour is no longer allowed inside the factory grounds but I would highly recommend a visit to the Maritime...More

3  Thank SweetieJr
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

I never thought I'd enjoy this…. We went because we were in Bath and it felt silly not to check it out. We lucked out. Guidebooks said that you need to book way in advance. We got them the day before our tour through the...More

6  Thank SLRS5
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am a ship enthusiast and generally love tours, but I would advise against this one. You can no longer go "inside", so everything seen from the trolley can be seen from a half mile walk along the facility fence and Kennebec River bridge. The...More

6  Thank JaneGrandBlanc_Mi
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a wonderful one hour trolley tour of a great USA production factory. They take you to every area of the factory- and you can see all the various destroyers in production. Tour guide Dennis was outstanding. Great piece of American History- dont miss...More

2  Thank fd20man
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Judith L
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Response from Clare P | Reviewed this property |
It starts at the education center at the Maine Maritime Museum. You buy your tickets at the Maritime Museum and they will direct you. You can look up phone, etc. online.
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
We took the boat tour and the museum tours. The boat tour went right by the naval yard and we were able to see the dry dock and those in the water. In the museum, there were kids from about 6-7 and up. They seemed... More
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