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Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

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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. 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.
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  • This is an amazing museum on ship building in Bath. There are several galleries inside and several buildings (some original) outside. There are many short videos to give additional information. They o...  more »
  • Even though it was late fall there was still so much to see---main building as well as the other exhibits on the grounds. Want to return in the summer when there are boat rides and other attractions.  more »
  • The staff is friendly, the hours accommodating, the inside rooms are well done and informative. The outside buidlings of the old Percy and Small boatyards are a fascinating slice of history.  more »
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  • Any maritime museum, big or small, is like a magnet to me. It speaks not only of the sea, and the men and ships that sailed on it, but of the communities on the shore - shipbuilders, marine suppliers, and many others that kept seagoing trade afloat. The Maine Maritime Museum is well worth a visit, located in the heart of the coast where the "Down Easters" were built, the ships that sailed the seas of the world.
  • I browsed through the gift store; wide range with a moderate price. Staff was pleasant and we'll informed.
  • Informative! A great look at Maine's history.
  • This museum is a very comprehensive display of our historic ship building in Maine. Fan Mystic visual displays done in the actual buildings that each aspect of the building step performed within. This is a good 3-4 hour stay, longer if you take a boat ride. Your ticket is good for 2 days if you want to split it up.
  • Historic location, docents have great knowledge of ship building