About Maine Maritime Museum

Percy & Small video sponsored by Bath Savings Institution.

Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine.The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture.

See some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses from the water on one of our daily cruises.And, get an up-close look at Navy vessels under construction at Bath Iron Works.

Indoors, enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. Outdoors, stroll through the country’s only surviving shipyard where large wooden sailing vessels were built. Many of the original shipyard buildings are preserved, giving you a glimpse into the daily lives of the Percy & Small shipbuilders.

The highlight of the Percy & Small Shipyard is the full-size sculpture of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built in North America.Tour of the Victorian-era home of the Donnells, one of Bath’s shipbuilding families.

On our waterfront, step aboard the newly restored 1906 schooner Mary E  to tour the vessel and learn more about her storied history.

The museum’s working Boatshop keeps Maine’s wooden boatbuilding traditions alive — chat with the craftsmen at work! The Boatshop also offers a variety of workshops that teach traditional woodworking techniques.

New in 2017, Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience is a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit that will give you the sensation of standing at the top of a lighthouse.

Kids love exploring the Pirate Playship, climbing inside the human-sized lobster trap, taking the wheel to captain a tugboat, and launching a wooden ship!