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Maine Maritime Museum
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Took my brother who is an and engineer who visited from western NY for TG. He was very impressed and would like to return. It"s a bit overwhelming on a short visit,

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were unsure what we would find at this museum, but were fascinated by the large cranes and ships nearby. We loved it! It was so interesting to learn the story of ship building, and to live the lives of the ship builders. How did they ever do it? The creativity of man, the hard labor involved, the risks taken to do their job, were just mind boggling. You'll be glad you stopped.

Thank dhplanome
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Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

It takes about 4 hours to view everything. They do a good job on shipbuilding, and have a great program with the local schools. Some of the boats on display could use some restoration. The Wyoming sculpture is excellent way to give you a sense of how large the ships were. Don't miss this if you are in the area.

Thank TIC09
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I can understand why a previous reviewer has suggested that it might not be ideal for young children but as a couple we found it very interesting. We decided to visit one wet morning and enjoyed the displays and learning about the fantastic schooners which were an important part of the heritage of the Maine coast. The ticket permitted a free return within the following few days and we went back on a sunny afternoon to have the guided tour round the various external exhibits. The volunteers were well informed and enthusiastic and it was a real pleasure to talk to them. One piece of advice would be to advance book the Bath Ironworks Tour if you're thinking of doing that - we asked the morning we arrived and it was fully booked during our 4 day stay (which was off-season).

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I think the name sums it up. I can't complain specifically but there was nothing outstanding. The littles were fed up after only 10 min. However other groups seemed to be enjoying themselves

Thank Stephanie G
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