OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Volunteer Recruitment Event in the Shipyard

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Looking for something to do this summer? Maine Maritime Museum is searching for new volunteers to serve fun and exciting roles for the 2021 season. With outdoor, indoor, and independent opportunities available, the museum has offerings to suit everyone’s interests. Museum staff will deliver full training courses both in-person and remotely, so there’s no prior experience necessary. Volunteering at Maine Maritime Museum is a fun way to make new friends, learn new skills, and give back to the community. Interested new volunteers will gain free admission to our shipyard to experience all that our volunteer opportunities offer. Current volunteers will provide outdoor tours, demonstrations, and presentations that showcase their roles and explain what makes MMM such a great place to serve. To join, contact Volunteer Coordinator Luke Milardo at 443-1316 ext. 325 or milardo@maritimeme.org

Making Sail: Canvas Ditty Bags

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Made primarily of sailcloth, a sailor's ditty bag was crafted using all the techniques essential to the art of Sailmaking. Join Mike Bartles, co-owner of M&H Bartles, Sailmakers, to explore the fundamental hand-work that once drove the world's commerce across the globe as you create your very own canvas ditty bag. Learn how to stich, sew and splice with an experienced sailmaker, catching a glimpse of the trade as it was practiced throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Mike Bartles learned the fundamentals of sailmaking during his time at Mystic Seaport Museum and went on to lead the maintenance of the museum's sails. In 2013, Mike joined the crew of Nathaniel Wilson's sail loft where he had the opportunity to work on a suit of sails for the Charles W. Morgan restoration. Mike opened his own sail loft, M&H Bartles, Sailmaking, in 2018 in Boothbay Harbor. Workshop will be held in Maine Maritime Museum's Boatshop. Capacity is limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Creative Writing with Ship Logs and Sea Journals

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

From shipwrecks and piracy to foreign ports and the wide open sea, the experiences of those who lived aboard sailing vessels have inspired some of the best fiction in American history. In this two-hour workshop we will look closely at a selection of ship logs and sailors' journals from Maine Maritime Museum's collection, using our imaginations to give these first-hand accounts new life. Coupled with the backdrop of the historic shipyard and the remnants of the clipper ship, Snow Squall, these journals will inspire children and adults alike to create a piece of writing based on maritime journeys long ago. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writing with the group in a positive workshop setting. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for ages 2-4. Tickets include museum admission.   STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Plein-Air Painting in the Shipyard

It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team with a relaxing afternoon of painting outside in the shipyard. Many artists use Maine’s shipyards and waterways as inspiration for their canvas. We provide the canvas, the views, and the paint – you provide the creativity! Need some inspiration? Education staff will be on hand to provide information on some of Maine’s famous artists. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.

Charcoal Drawing in the Shipyard

It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team for a relaxing afternoon of charcoal drawing in the shipyard. Learn the basics of charcoal drawing and shading and learn why coal was so important to the Percy & Small Shipyard. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.

Empty Hand, Empty Brush: A Calligraphy Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Countless mariners sailed on Bath-built ships around the world including trips through Asia. They returned with items of cultural significance to display in their homes, to give as gifts and to commemorate their adventures, thus introducing Eastern art forms such as traditional calligraphy in the west. We will explore how this has continued to evolve and merge with contemporary art concepts into exciting and dynamic new forms. This workshop will demonstrate how East-West calligraphy is a type of meditation and also a discipline in centering--starting from the correct postural alignment of the spine, to preparing calligraphic ink, holding the brush correctly as an extension of the arm and executing brush strokes in oneness. Learn how to sense your internal energy through Qi-Gong and Tai Chi exercises and apply this awareness to free-flowing calligraphic art, besides demonstrating traditional Eastern calligraphic paintings. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to integrate mindfulness and creative expression. Experienced artists and beginners welcome! For those who wish to do brush work during the workshop, rice paper, brushes, ink stone and sticks are available for an additional modest fee. For materials please contact the artist at kichunglizee9@gmail.com. This is an in-person event in Maine Maritime Museum's Long Reach Hall.  

Build Your Own Recyclable Materials Boat

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Learn why things float by building your own mini-boat out of recyclable materials. Learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy, and displacement as you test your creations in our water lab! Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for those aged 2-4. Tickets include museum admission. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

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Shipyard Concert Series

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum is excited to partner with our friends at the Chocolate Church Arts Center for The Shipyard Concert Series! The CCAC will present five live shows (May-June) outside in the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard. Book a ticket to any of these amazing shows and you'll have the opportunity to add on admission to the museum (after 2 pm) for just $5! May 8: The Mallett Brothers Band May 22: Scott Moreau May 29: Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute June 19: David Mallett June 26: Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

Community Day

Join us for our annual kick-off to the summer season! Admission is FREE and cruise tickets are just $10 (available at the door). Don't miss the raising of the flags over the Wyoming with a cannon salute at noon. Plus, tour the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, enjoy traditional skills demonstrations, and explore all of the museum's exhibits. $10 (60-minute) cruises will be running at 11, 12:30, and 2. Our regular Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours) will depart at 3:30 pm - tickets will be half-price: $21.50 members, $26.50 nonmembers, $17.50 6-12 years, $3 under 6. Tickets available at the door, first come, first served. 11:45 am - We will raise the flags on the Wyoming sculpture. This year's ceremony will honor the incredible frontline workers in our community. 12 pm - CANNON FIRE! 11 am-2 pm - tours of Mary E, the Donnell House, and the Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as blacksmithing and traditional skills demonstrations. And, explore the exhibit and your own! We'll also have free craft kits for kiddos to take home (while supplies last). In accordance with Maine CDC guidelines, all visitors must wear masks and practice physical distancing.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

The namesake of our cruise boat, Merrymeeting Bay is a unique confluence of six Maine rivers, all converging to form a truly rare ecosystem. Pass through the swirling eddies of Chops Point into the serenity of the bay, one of the best places in the state to view bald eagles and waterfowl. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Mini Mariners Cruise

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer’s Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays May 22-Septmber 25, at 10 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Generously sponsored by:

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get an up-close look at up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses on one cruise: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light. Running Saturdays at 3:30 pm through August 28. Members $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6

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Shipyard Concert Series

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum is excited to partner with our friends at the Chocolate Church Arts Center for The Shipyard Concert Series! The CCAC will present five live shows (May-June) outside in the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard. Book a ticket to any of these amazing shows and you'll have the opportunity to add on admission to the museum (after 2 pm) for just $5! May 8: The Mallett Brothers Band May 22: Scott Moreau May 29: Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute June 19: David Mallett June 26: Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

The namesake of our cruise boat, Merrymeeting Bay is a unique confluence of six Maine rivers, all converging to form a truly rare ecosystem. Pass through the swirling eddies of Chops Point into the serenity of the bay, one of the best places in the state to view bald eagles and waterfowl. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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