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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
+1 207-443-1316
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Fascinating Insight into the Maine Shipbuilding Industry

Very surprised to learn how much shipbuilding was done in this part of Maine. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Providence Forge, Virginia
Totally terrific. Do NOT miss.

We went twice this month with guests. First lot with 4 children, who loved it...the interactive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ana-Maria Z
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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
+1 207-443-1316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very surprised to learn how much shipbuilding was done in this part of Maine. This is a great place to get an idea of what all was involved for this industry. Very large grounds around the actual museum where you can get an idea of...More

Thank Gary997
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went twice this month with guests. First lot with 4 children, who loved it...the interactive aspect is well-developed and the outdoor alternatives interesting. The top-rated were the tugboat replica and the lobster exhibit-house. The next time with adults who enjoyed the informative tour, and...More

Thank Ana-Maria Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being a licensed Capt. for 35 years I always seek out marine museums every where I can. Always been fascinated with the anything to do with the water all over the world. This museum is fascinating because it shows you how these wooden ships were...More

Thank phillip c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved touring the history and we loved to do the lighthouse tour in the boat. The films were well done. John (the Brit at guest services) was particularly helpful in rearranging my booking due to weather problems. Highly recommend.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum more than exceeded our expectations. The museum itself has wonderful displays about ships and ship building. Our guide was wonderful. The information he shared with us about the history of the ship building business made our trip to Maine so much more meaningful....More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum, with original buildings on actual boat building site. There was a 45 minute tour guide speaker and videos. We also took the trolley and boat tour of Bath Iron (BIW) works and the lighthouse boat tour. If you are not interested in...More

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are visiting the Bath/Brunswick area. 20 acres of buildings and grounds to investigate and roam around.

Thank 429cj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't arrive until 2:00 p.m. and they closed at 5:00. We had to rush a little just to see all the different buildings and exhibits. Unfortunately we didn't give ourselves enough time to take one of the boat trips which sounded interesting. We probably...More

Thank revG777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent about 4 hours here on a Saturday. The museum is so full of interesting history and items to view. We also took a one hour boat tour to explore the water around the museum. Well worth the time and investment...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned so much from our tour about the maritime industry. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable , and really made the tour more enjoyable. There was so much more to building a ship and the craftsmanship then we ever imagined.

Thank A1951
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19 August 2015|
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Response from TominBrunswick | Reviewed this property |
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