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— 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 >


Lecture: Navigating Change in Cuba: Studying Maritime Tourism Onboard a Tall Ship and a Cruise Ship

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In 2017, Dr Tracy Michaud led a group of students from the University of Southern Maine to Cuba to explore the fundamental transformations that occurred during the restoration of US-Cuban diplomatic relations. Dr Michaud will share how students were able to explore this historic change from the uniq...

Sailor Valentines and Caribbean Travel Trinkets

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Looking for inspiration for that perfect Valentine’s gift? Early mariners knew where to go – Barbados! This Caribbean island monopolized the production of seashell trinkets to profit from sailors looking for something to take home to their sweethearts. Join Manager of Interpretation Sarah Timm f...

A Look at Maine and the Caribbean through Contemporary Art

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jaime DeSimone, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art, will lead an engaging in-gallery discussion at Maine Maritime Museum on race, identity, post-colonialism, and cultural boundaries in the Caribbean as an epilogue and response to our current exhibit, The Tropics Next...



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!

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Sailor’s Valentines: It’s the Thought that Counts?

Authentic is a complicated word. How do you determine if something is authentic? Who has the authority to declare something authentic? What does authentic mean? The exact origins of the word can be traced to multiple languages. The Greek authentikos means “original.” Or to break it down

From the Archives: This Week in 1898…

This week in 1898, the Bath ship Benjamin F Packard was enjoying a relatively calm mid-summer passage around Cape Horn.  Captain Zaccheus Allen’s son, Thomas, listed some of the highlights in his journal: “Jan. 7.  Wind from the Northward & Westward.  There was a large school of whale came quite

MMM Offering Free Admission to Federal Employees During Shutdown

Maine Maritime Museum is joining other museums and cultural institutions across the country in offering FREE admission to federal employees and their immediate families during the government shutdown.