Welcome to Maine Maritime Museum

— Bath, Maine —

Experience Maine’s seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River. Open year round, our 20-acre waterfront campus includes indoor galleries, the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard, a working boat shop, a newly restored 1906 schooner, and more!  Learn more >

UPCOMING EVENTS

The USS Maine and American Propaganda

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The explosion and sinking of the USS Maine off the coast of Cuba on February 15, 1898, set off a media storm of battling headlines and fake stories in American newspapers. Join Curator of Exhibits Christopher Timm to flip through the pages and images that culminated in a dramatic shift in U.S. and C...

46th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Changing Environments

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mariners and those who depend on the sea cause and respond to cultural, economic, and ecological changes. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the issue of changing environments through a variety of lenses. These lenses include changing visual and cultural interpretations of the sea, Ma...

Suddenly in Command

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - April 24 @ 8:00 pm
  Suddenly in Command! What would you do if you found yourself suddenly in command when the skipper is incapacitated? This is the ideal course for those who enjoy boating but are not often at the helm. Boating problems and emergencies can occur, and you may find yourself suddenly in command. How c...

EXHIBITS

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The Tropics Next Door: A Look at Maine and the Caribbean

November 3, 2018 -May 5, 2019

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Shipwrecks and Salvage v2

Shipwrecks & Salvage

May 18-November 3, 2019

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Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

From lighthouses to lobstering, … Explore>

LATEST MUSEUM NEWS

Museum to Break Ground on $3.3 Million Campus Renovation

In its ongoing effort to be one of the best maritime experiences in the world, Maine Maritime Museum will break ground on a transformative 5-acre renovation this week. The “First Impressions” project encompasses a complete redevelopment of the front entrance and south side of the museum’s campus

MMM Named “Unmissable” By Fodor’s

The museum was recently named as one of ” New England’s 10 Unmissable Historical Sites” by Fodor’s Travel! We are honored to be included with the other outstanding organizations selected. Other recent accolades include being named the best museum in Maine by USA Today in 2018.  

From the Archives: Pricing Potato Peelers

111 years ago this week at Bath Iron Works, Edward O. Cutler was calculating how much it would cost to install an automated potato peeler in the scout cruiser USS Chester.  Calculating materials, labor, and company profit, he estimated $186.06 for the project.