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Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

(4.7/5 based on 440+ 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.
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  • Fascinating museum. Fascinating, comprehensive and well-done exhibits that cover everything from shipbuilding to cod fishing. Beautiful setting as well. Well worth the visit, even though Bath Ironwork...  more »
  • Visited the Maine maritime museum during the off-season and found it to be a wonderful experience. The employees were helpful and pleasant. The main building housed a nice gift shop and interesting ex...  more »
  • We visited on a quiet day in December when most of the buildings were closed but it was still a very impressive visit. Be sure and watch the introductory film and get out and walk around on the ground...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This was a great way to spend a lot of time with my family and we all had a great time and was worth every penny. I will be returning next year .
  • A fantastic experience, loads of historic information on the history of ship building in the area well worth the time to visit.
  • Very educational and captures our nation's Maritime heritage. As a grad of USMMA it gets my seal of approval.