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The Maine Maritime Museum in downtown Bath, Maine offers many opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. With over 400 years of ship building history in Bath, the Maine Maritime Museum is one of the most treasured sites for maritime enthusiasts. 20 open acres to explore on the water in historic Bath, the City of Ships.

Daily Lighthouse Cruises in beautiful Midcoast Maine. Experience Maine’s seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River.

Open year round, the waterfront campus includes indoor galleries with rotating and permanent exhibits, the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard, a working boat shop, a newly restored 1906 schooner, and more!

Indoors, enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit that will give you the sensation of standing at the top of a lighthouse.

Outdoors, stroll through the country’s only surviving shipyard to see where large wooden sailing vessels were once built. Many of the original buildings in our shipyard are preserved, giving you a glimpse into the daily lives of the Percy & Small shipbuilders.The highlight of the yard is the full-size sculpture of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built in North America. At the top of the yard, the Victorian-era home of the Donnells, one of Bath’s many shipbuilding families, opens seasonally for tours.

Hop on one of their daily cruises to see some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses from the water and get an up-close look at Navy vessels under construction at Bath Iron Works.

The museum’s working Boatshop keeps Maine’s wooden boatbuilding traditions alive! Chat with craftsmen at work or participate in the variety of workshops that teach traditional woodworking techniques.

Kids love exploring the Pirate Playship, climbing inside the human-sized lobster trap, taking the wheel to captain a tugboat, and launching a wooden ship!

Located 243 Washington Street in Bath, Maine.

Phone: (207) 443-1316

Hours: 
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For the latest information, please visit: http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

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