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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Fascinating Museum

I was dreading going to this museum because I was tired from visits to sites at Bowdoin, but really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MomRocco
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Chicago, IL
Interesting place to see

Lots to see if you're into history. Worth the visit. There were a lot of smaller exhibits within... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hoosier1975
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Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in historic 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, 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 Boatshop, or play on a pirate ship. May through October, visitors can get an up-close view of the area's lighthouses and spectacular scenery on daily cruises, learn the story of Bath Iron Works from shipyard insiders, and tour the Victorian-era home of the Donnell shipbuilding family. Open year round.
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243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was dreading going to this museum because I was tired from visits to sites at Bowdoin, but really enjoyed it and caught a second wind. While my husband was more interested in the mechanics of shipbuilding, I found the sections dealing with everyday life...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots to see if you're into history. Worth the visit. There were a lot of smaller exhibits within the larger "museum" area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum houses numerous displays and exhibits about Maine's nautical history. The entrance fee seems a little steep in comparison to other high quality museums we have visited. I recommend watching the video near the entrance before visiting the rest of the museum. The inside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to visit the museum the same day they were commissioning the Mary E schooner ship. It seemed the whole town came out for that. The museum is spread out along the coast, and right next door to a naval shipyard which was really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 hours here and did not see everything. A docent gave a interesting talk about ship building in the area as we walked outside among the buildings. I learned a lot about how ships were made and the equipment used to make the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the BIW tour several years ago. I liked the video, which showed the work inside BIW, though apparently some of that video will be available in the new exhibit. The trolley used to cross the bridge so you could get a river view of...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

A museum about Maine's nautical history. You can explore a working light for a lighthouse (without climbing all the steps of a lighthouse), fishing, boats and everything else related to Maine's nautical history. The main museum is packed with interesting displays - donated items, photos,...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

A wonderfully diverse collection of interactive maritime exhibits, the principal one being the Percy & Small shipyard, the only remaining intact site of its type where wooden sailing vessels were built. The most prominent of these was the "WYOMING", the world largest six masted schooner...More

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The nautical history in Bath is some of the best in North America. The first ship built by Europeans was in Bath and the Museum is build on a number of old ship yards. Fascinating stories and lots of interesting things for 2 to 102!

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This is an extraordinary museum. The staff has planned a great daily mix of traditional exhibits, indoor and outdoor lectures, an historic house, shipwright craft demonstrations, workshops and boat tours. Did I mention the outstanding lobster rolls at the outdoor lunch stand? Before you go,...More

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Save your money. The Bath iron Works tour is a rip off. $15 each to watch a video in a small hot room followed by a drive bye of Bath Iron Works. They stop in the parking lot and give you some information.. Then a ride... More
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