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Maritime Museum
This is Maine. The rest is history.

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 >


Schooner Mary E

Yesterday was a difficult day for the Maine Maritime Museum family.  The schooner Mary E suffered a knockdown off Doubling Point Light on the Kennebec River, just downriver from the museum. Above all, we are so grateful for the incredible efforts of the Mary E crew and the multiple organizations and individuals who assisted in bringing all those aboard safely to shore, including SeaTow, Bath Iron Works, Bath Police/Fire, Bath Harbor Patrol, and the Coast Guard. We continue to work with the Coast Guard, and expect to right the vessel and bring the Mary E home. We will share more information as it becomes available. To our community, museum friends, and all those who have reached out: we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love for our little schooner and all those involved– thank you.

The Even Keel Cafe is Open

We’re excited to announce that food service has returned to the museum! Guests can now visit the Even Keel Cafe in the historic shipyard seven days a week from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Changing offerings include hotdogs, sandwiches, hot coffee, cold sodas, and baked goods. Stop by and see Laurel to grab a sandwich to go before you board your cruise!

Charter Merrymeeting for Your Next Event!

Planning a family reunion, birthday party, or graduation celebration? Book a private charter on the cruise boat Merrymeeting for an unforgettable evening on the water! With plenty of space for up to 50 guests, the M/V Merrymeeting features an airy main deck, as well as open air upper deck and bow seating. Merrymeeting is equipped with two heads (restrooms) and a bar service area.


Sailors Treasure landscape

A Sailor’s Treasure: Sea Chests & Curiosities

On view through June 14, 2021

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Broadside: The Power of Print in the Maritime World

On view through January 30, 2022

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Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

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Maine Maritime Museum