Trip Planner USA  /  Maine  /  Mid Coast Maine  /  Bath  /  Museums  /  Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bath holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Maine Maritime Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Writing this review is hard because it is difficult to put into words how happy we were with having our wedding at the Maine Maritime Museum. Initially we had no idea that they even did weddings, but ...  read more »
  • We spent six hours here! The docents were good, the inside museum had historical displays of ship-building and fishing industry and more, and the outdoor visits to buildings of the old ship-building o...  read more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Museum, which we walked from the far side of the town - brave but a little naive. We got the bus back. It was a wet day which was made good by the scope of the museum ...  read more »
  • Excellent museum. The volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and nice to talk to. The exhibits are easy to read and understand. There are plenty of interactive exhibits and videos to keep you busy and having fun.
  • To much to see in one day. Self-guided tours with lots of reading but very interesting if you like museums.
  • Wonderful and educational! Recommend the boat tour to the shipyard to learn about the industry.
  • The museum has rich history. There is a lot to look at. My kids especially enjoyed playing in the model ship as captains. The lobster fishing unit is great and offers great visual aids for learning about lobsters.
  • Very interesting. Learned a lot about the history and process of ship building.
Nearby Attractions