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 >


An Energetic History of Maritime Maine: The Role of Energy in Shaping Maritime History

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coal, wood, water, wind – humans have a long history of using these resources to heat our homes and fuel our energy needs. Lincoln Paine, an internationally published maritime historian, will share his insights on how Maine’s maritime history was shaped by the growing need for energy, past and p...

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception.  Learn boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending, although no experience, boatbuilding or otherwise, is required. Each participant builds three nesting oval boxes made from c...


Mary E Placed on National Register of Historic Places

On September 30, 2019, the 1906 schooner Mary E, Maine Maritime Museum’s flagship and the oldest Maine-built fishing schooner still sailing, was entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.This recognition confirms the museum’s commitment to preserving the iconic vessel.

Shop the Store, Support the Museum

The holidays are just around the corner, and shopping in the museum store is an awesome way to check everyone off your list AND support MMM! There are a number of special events coming up at the store, so mark your calendars! November 9-13 Annual Book Sale: TONS of vintage and unique books, plus discounted merchandise, and more   December 1 Museum Store Sunday: we’ll be offering 10% off your purchase

It’s a Win-Win: Donate Your Boat

As boating season comes to an end, consider this: does your boat still inspire joy in you? If not, perhaps it’s time to consider the wise (and increasingly popular) words of Marie Kondo “Keep only those things which speak to your heart.” Through our Boat Donation program, Maine Maritime Museum can help you find a home for your boat where it does spark joy for its new owner—not to mention the great benefits for you,


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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