Architectural Tours


Historic Bath Trolley Tour: The City That Ships Built has ended its run for the 2014 season. Tours will resume in Spring 2015!


More than 400 years of shipbuilding history have left an indelible mark on the city of Bath and the area's culture. Shipbuilding and its associated trades so predominate the city's history that today Bath is known as the "City of Ships." Perhaps, nowhere is that rich legacy more obvious than in the architecture of the city's homes and downtown buildings, which bear witness to the city’s past - written in brick, wood, mortar and stone. Although settlement began in the mid-1600s, the historic buildings of Bath date largely from the mid-19th to the early-20th centuries, the heyday of shipbuilding commerce in the city.

On this rolling trolley tour your guide will share the stories of some of Bath’s and the nation’s most prominent shipbuilders and examine the unique architectural character they left behind revealing a distinctive portrait of Bath as the city built by ships.

Bath has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its architectural treasures and preservation acts that have saved much of the city’s historic character. Limited space, register early.

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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530