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Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

4.7
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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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  • We visited the museum after touring the Seguin Island Light Station and were fascinated by the new exhibit about the Cape Elizabeth Light House. I believe that it is permanent. It is interactive, educ...  more »
  • We spent a day touring the museum, really interesting and so much to see. We also took two of the boat tours. They were also really well run and informative. Would recommend you make this a stop.  more »
  • I have been wanting to visit the Maine Maritime Museum for many years and finally got there on August 7th! In 2013, I was vacationing in the Downeast region and had every intention of making a pit sto...  more »
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  • Love it. Love the events. I give it one less star only due to not being to favorable of admissions. I haven't been able to experience the ferry rides due to high pricing.
  • Incredible exhibits. The into the lantern 3-d experience is great. I highly recommend this museum to Lighthouse lovers and Mainiacs
  • Very well laid out. Great staff. Lots of information about the Maine coast life.
  • 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.
  • Excellent stop to learn about boating/ship making history. Right down the road from the ship yard.

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