Learn about Maine's seafaring history and culture at Maine Maritime Museum, displaying upwards of 20,000 documents, artifacts, and pieces of artwork. Both children and adults will enjoy browsing sextants, spyglasses, and captain's chests. Take a tour through the shipyard to learn how large wooden vessels were built, and discover the skill of catching lobsters in the Maine Coast exhibit. Thanks to the museum's location on Kennebec River, you can also take river and coastal cruises to see the lighthouses. Add Maine Maritime Museum to your Bath travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bath trip itinerary builder site .
Maine Maritime Museum Reviews
We went while it was still under renovation. Everything was still open and easily accessible. Stumbled across it on our main adventure. Sits just pass the boat yards where the navy destroyers are... more »
So much to see at the museum. It’s really a campus, multiple buildings. We were there several hours. The cruises include entrance to the museum. Very organized, everyone was very knowledgeable..... more »
If you're in Maine, and w/in a 2 hour driving distance of Bath, please, please, please.....visit this amazing museum. This is a great travel destination for the entire family, and a museum ticket is good for 2 days. This museum not only offers history and present for all things nautical, they also offer incredible day cruises, (additional fees), narrated tours and much more. The gift shop is well run and well stocked. Maine has an incredibly in-depth nautical history, and this museum ensures all have the opportunity to view and enjoy it.
Museum stellar: interactive, incredible maritime artwork. BIW tour Exceptional...truly passionate & knowledgeable docents! Can't wait to see new gardens w/ native plantings. The grounds w/ outbuildings dedicated to the shipbuilding past of 🇺🇸...are not to be missed. Everyone helpful & pleasant. Gift shop great variety and NOT $$$$. A MUST...bring the whole family.
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