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 >


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

January 17, 2019 @ 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...

Suddenly in Command

April 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 24, 2019 @ 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...

Navigating Midcoast Maine

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 30, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Navigating Mid-Coast Maine  Cruising the coastal waters of Maine can be fun, especially when you know how to read a nautical chart so you miss all those rocks and arrive safely at your destination. This course is taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves as an introduction to nav...



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>


Give Local Kids the Gift of a Museum Visit!

This holiday season, the museum is excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick to provide museum experiences to children in local communities. Your gift of only $10 will sponsor one child and their “Big” to spend the day at the museum any time over the next year.

Mary E Update

Above, The Mary E’s tender, a Washington county peapod that received its first plank on Tuesday in the museum’s Boatshop. The two topmasts, which now have 16 sides and are approaching a round spar. The topmasts will be installed for the 2019 season.   The aluminum frame custom-created by Hallett Sails to hold up a canvas cover, protecting Mary Ewhile she spends the winter in the water at Derecktor Robinhood in Georgetown.   The canvas cover in place over the aluminum frame and Mary E, just in time for the snow to fly!

Mary E’s First Summer at MMM a Success!

The newly restored schooner Mary E had a busy and successful first summer at MMM, welcoming thousands of visitors on board at our docks, visiting Boothbay and Portland, and even competing in her first race (she won second place)!

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