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

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Windjammer Days Cruise

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A unique opportunity to be at sea right in the middle of Maine’s famous fleet of windjammers!  Cruise to Boothbay Harbor aboard the museum’s cruise boat Merrymeeting. Disembark to explore the town, then re-board for an up-close look at Maine’s Windjammer Fleet, including our very ...

Lecture: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater.  Molly O’Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

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

From the Collection: The Wreck of Hanover and Popular Memory

Hanover, a ship constructed by the Houghton Brothers in 1838, struck a sand bar in the mouth of the Kennebec River in 1849. The questionable decision of Captain Rogers to enter the river under stormy conditions led to the vessel’s demise – it broke apart in less

Seabase Delta Launches June 4

The summer season is here, which means the start of Seabase Delta: Aquanauts Academy, our new hands-on, family-friendly program offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm (June 4-August 22). Ever wondered what it is like to explore the ocean floor hundreds of feet below the surface?

All Aboard the Mary E!

We’re excited to announce a new sailing opportunity on the Mary E! Starting in June, guests can climb aboard the historic schooner for a sail down the Kennebec River. You’ll have a chance to help the crew set and trim the sails or just enjoy the scenery as you float past Bath Iron Works and two river lighthouses. Click here for more details!