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: Maine’s Deep Connection to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Currents, Cod and Shipwrecks

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Using stunning imagery captured with underwater drones and by divers, Ben Haskell, Deputy Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank will take the audience on a tour of several iconic shipwrecks that were built in Maine.  Among them is the steamship Portland which sank in the Gale of 1898 with all hands on ...

Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise (3.5 hours)

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture: The History and Process of Shipwreck Archaeology

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Prof. Warren Riess will explain the significance, possibilities, fieldwork, analysis, and ethics of this unique endeavor.  Riess will use maritime archaeology examples mostly in Maine.

LATEST MUSEUM NEWS

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,

Boat for Sale

For sale: a beautiful Yankee Tender skiff built in the museum’s Boatshop! The boat is 12’3″ in length and is constructed from Maine cedar planking on oak frames. The Boatshop is offering the skiff at a reduced price of $1,200, and all proceeds support the museum’s programming, including the Discovery Boatbuilding youth program. For details, contact Kurt Spiridakis at (207) 443-1316 x334 or boatshop@maritimeme.org.

Learn more about sunken steamships and deep-sea exploration

In partnership with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Maine Maritime Museum will be presenting a special live feed broadcast hosted by NOAA research teams direct from the wreck of the steamship Portland. Choose between two engaging programs

EXHIBITS

Shipwrecks and Salvage v2

Shipwrecks & Salvage

May 18-November 3, 2019

View >

iceletterhead

The Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter

November 16, 2019–April 26, 2020

View >

Lantern_fisheye

Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

From lighthouses to lobstering, … Explore>