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Maritime Museum
This is Maine. The rest is history.

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 >


Members Cruise for FREE in May!

As a special thank you for supporting Maine Maritime Museum, we are offering all Members a FREE Shipyard & Lighthouses cruise in May 2021! One offer is valid per household, and the discount applies to those covered by the membership (Individual level, 1 person; Family level 2 adults/2 kids; and Sustaining level, 4 adults/2 kids).

Vallade Receives 2021 Lipfert Prize

Congratulations to Nola Vallade, a Morse High School 10th grader, who was awarded the third annual Nathan R. Lipfert Maritime History Award for her excellent essay, “Indigenous Fishing in Maritime Maine.” The Nathan R. Lipfert Maritime History Prize was created in honor of the museum’s Curator Emeritus Nathan R. Lipfert whose passion for maritime history served as a steward

Skip and Gerry Orem Kennebec Riverwalk Opens

The Skip and Gerry Orem Kennebec Riverwalk, an elevated boardwalk constructed on the museum’s south campus is now open. Skip, a devoted museum volunteer and trustee, and his wife Gerry had a vision of creating a unique opportunity for people to enjoy views of the Kennebec and discover the river’s history and significance.


Sailors Treasure landscape

A Sailor’s Treasure: Sea Chests & Curiosities

On view through June 14, 2021

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Sidney Chase

Sidney Chase’s Eye

On view through September 5, 2021

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Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

From lighthouses to lobstering, … Explore>