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. 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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  • The Maine Maritime Museum was about a 10-minute drive from the Days Inn in Brunswick where I stayed. On my Saturday morning visit, the museum had several visitors but was not crowded. This museum had ...  more »
  • We have visited the Maine Maritime Museum several times with family and visitors and it is a great visit every time. The exhibits are first rate and well maintained. And they keep adding and changing!...  more »
  • What a fun place for a wedding! We were able to stroll the museum and view all the exhibits. Cocktails were served in another exhibit area. We made sure we checked out all the places with interesting ...  more »
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  • Hyperlocal history is the best kind. It provides insight into the existence of an area, and is more likely to reflect on your life. The Maine Maritime Museum is an excellent example of this. Many of the buildings are original. The lobstering exhibit is well done and enlightens outsiders to the local industry. The one drawback: it's a bit expensive.
  • Fascinating history on a beautiful campus, the main maritime museum Is one of the Premier maritime museums in the country. With their latest acquisition of the Mary E, The last remaining wooden ship built on the person and smalls shipyard grounds you are sure to find something that will catch your interest. There also a supporter of the sea scout program by chartering Ship 243.
  • All the times I've been here, I've learned something new. This a great place for middle school and high school students. Lots to see and do. Cool boat craft exhibit with the opportunity to work if you are interested. They have boat rides available as well as a new Maine lobstering and lighthouse exhibit. Highly recommend it, even if you've already visited before. Well worth a visit.
  • Came here with my Dad last Fall and I loved every bit of it. Really loved the Great War exhibit.
  • Great people and a beautiful view of the Kennebec. Our organization rented their meeting hall and it was Awesome!
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