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Maine Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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The external metal ship sculpture is impressive and worth checking out. The actual museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick D
Stopped to stretch our legs. Stayed 5 hours

Traveling Highway 1 from Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) to Boothbay Harbor (a remote fishing village... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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...more
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243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-1638
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All reviews ship building the bath iron works boat tour main building kennebec river outdoor exhibits shipbuilding industry masted schooner bath area blacksmith shop knowledgeable docents great exhibits nautical history all ages kids will love several buildings three hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The external metal ship sculpture is impressive and worth checking out. The actual museum is interesting and surely a gotta see for seafaring folks and boat lovers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling Highway 1 from Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) to Boothbay Harbor (a remote fishing village turned tourist hot spot), the Wandering Roses stopped in the town of Bath to stretch our legs and do a quick lap through the Maine Maritime Museum. Having read...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love museums. I LOVE anything maritime. I do believe this is one of the BEST museums I've ever been to. The grounds are HUGE and located on land that was home to three different boat builders over the generations. The main building (which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Z4lover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many interesting things to see at this working museum. It still restores wooden boats and builds new ones. They have a working blacksmith who designs for the boats and for the gift shop. They also have a program with the school to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wahoo428
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love museums and were in the area so decided to stop by. Many, many boat models and oil paintings along with historical data and facts... Interesting ship artifacts. If you love boats you will like this museum

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank floridatravelgal
Reviewed 3 November 2018

On our New England tour the Maritime Museum and boat tour was recommended. Since we enjoy 'sailing ships and lighthouses', we decided to check it out. The museum was loaded with many items and stories of interest. The staff was very helpful and very informative....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FrannieM7
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The volunteers at the museum were very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. We learned so much about ship building and it was great to see the different displays and the actual tools used. Very rich history in the area. We did the trolley and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary Beth B
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This museum was an insightful stop on or tour of Maine. The Maritime and shipbuilding history is an important part of our history. Take the kids.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A wonderful rainy day excursion. My favorite exhibit was the lighthouse with its time lapse video. There's an actual replica of the lantern room at Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse where, in 8 minutes, one witnesses the four seasons passing as if a lighthouse keeper. I never...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mari M
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth $16 for a tour. Rooms showing what was built there throughout history. A lighthouse. Tools of the trade. Besides all the inside exhibits there are all the buildings that were each unique to the ship building trade. Like the black smith shop. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hummer1973
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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