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

Lecture: Modern Oceanographic Equipment and the Search for the Schooner Wyoming

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
John Perry Fish led an oceanographic team on a 20-year search for the final resting place of the Bath-built, six-masted schooner Wyoming, which was located in 2003 off the coast of Cape Cod.  The operation encountered sharks, fierce tidal currents and coastal storms.In this presentation, Fish will...

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise (3.5 hours)

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

LATEST MUSEUM NEWS

Get your tickets for Pints on the Pier!

Say goodbye to summer in style with the annual Pints on the Pier brew fest on September 21, 4-7:30pm. Say hello to fall by sampling beer and cider from eleven local brewers as the sun sets on the bank of the Kennebec River! All these brewers bring interesting stories and flavors to the table. Tickets to this

Enter now to win this boat!

There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this beautiful boat! Originally built in Washington County in 1960 and restored by the Maine Maritime Museum Boatshop, this Whitehall pulling boat has an easily driven hull shape and is made of cedar on oak and bronze fasteners. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and proceeds

From the Archives: One Foggy Morning

109 years ago today, Lieutenant John A. Lord, superintending constructor at Bath Iron Works, enjoyed a foggy morning commute to work.  Lord and his family were spending the summer in a “farmhouse cottage” in Westport, and Lord was commuting by water in his boat, the Tarpon. 

EXHIBITS

Shipwrecks and Salvage v2

Shipwrecks & Salvage

May 18-November 3, 2019

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The Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter

November 16, 2019–April 26, 2020

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Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

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