About the Area

“The City of Ships” welcomes visitors with tree-lined historic avenues graced by handsome and stately mansions and manors once home to shipyard owners and ship captains. You can take a guided walking tour of the Bath historic district or ride the delightful Bath Trolley around the scenic streets. You can also stay in one of these historic homes, many of which are now elegant bed & breakfast establishments or inns.

Bath’s Front Street is home to a wealth of specialty shops, galleries and restaurants. Bath’s Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bath is flanked by two of Maine’s most beautiful sandy beaches: Reid State Park and Popham Beach State Park. Bird watchers can visit the Josephine Newman Wildlife Sanctuary, the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Hamilton or Butler’s Head Sanctuaries, or Montsweag Preserve. Eagles and osprey are frequent visitors to the Kennebec River area and In autumn you can see breathtaking foliage, too!

To learn more and for a list of area business that support Maine Maritime Museum, please see our Business Partner Page.