Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

4.8
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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.
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  • Found it very interesting, a lot of history on the ship building and there is even a rookies class on ship building where new ship builders can learn how with hands on building. We took a walk around....  more »
  • The museum was nice but don't miss out on the boat tour! It was surprisingly interesting! Highlights include getting some interesting history on the local lighthouses, seeing a seal, bald eagle and...  more »
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  • 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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