OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Hours & Fees

The Maine Maritime Museum campus sits on 20-waterfront acres and includes 15 structures housing numerous exhibits and displays.

Open from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily

except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day; in the event the historic shipyard is closed due to weather or a special event, discounted admission will be offered.

Members                                               FREE

Adult                                                       $20

Senior                                                     $18

Child (17 & under)                              FREE*

*Thanks to the support of

Getting Here


We have ample, free parking available with space available to accommodate RVs and larger vehicles in our south lot. To further accommodate our guests, we have 11 handicap-accessible parking spaces, as well as a drop-off area with benches located near the museum’s main entrance. We’re also pleased to offer multiple EV charging stations. Please note, overnight parking is prohibited.

Arriving By Water

Maine Maritime Museum is located at Lat: 43 degrees 53.689′, Long: 069 degrees 48.889′ – 10 miles up the Kennebec River from the Gulf of Maine.

From late-May to mid-October, the museum offers floating dock space, and a 75′ pier that can accommodate vessels from 60 to 300 feet in length. To ensure availability of suitable accommodations for your vessel, advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (207) 443-1316 ext. 0, during normal business hours. Our Yachtsmen’s Building includes restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.

Docking fees may be paid at the Admissions Desk when the museum is open (daily 9:30 to 5).

Is your boat over 60 feet?

Our Deering Pier is now managed by American Cruise Lines! Please contact ACL directly about the Deering Pier at Maine Maritime Museum via email (docking@americancruiselines.com) or phone (203) 453-6800.

Other Ways to Gain Admission

We are proud participants of Blue Star Museums, a free admission program for active military and their families, and Museums for All, providing free admission for up to four adults for those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits).

You can also show your membership card for the Council of American Maritime Museums or the North American Reciprocal Museum Association for free admission.

New England Museum Association members receive free admission with one additional guest. MemberCard holders at Maine Public receive one free admission per year.

Are you a museum professional? As a professional courtesy, we are proud to offer free admission to current museum staff from other institutions. Please be ready with your photo ID and business card!

Maine residents can also borrow a day pass from your local library! Current library pass holders are:

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
Bethel Library
Bremen Library
Bowdoinham Public Library
Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick
Ellsworth Public Library
Gardiner Public Library
Lithgow Library in Augusta
Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library in Sanford
Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth
Patten Free Library in Bath
Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland
Skidompha Library in Damariscotta
Southport Memorial Library
Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth
Topsham Public Library


Libraries interested in joining the Library Pass Program can contact Chief Advancement Officer Rebecca Roche at 207-443-1316 ext. 327 or roche@maritimeme.org for more information.

Food Service

The Sail Shed Café is now open, weather permitting, 11 am — 2 pm, Thursday — Sunday. Please feel free to bring a lunch or snack; picnic tables and trash cans/recycling are available. You are also welcome to leave and return to campus with your admission sticker or receipt if you’d like to visit one of our great local dining options. We recommend choosing one of our Business Partner restaurants; support the businesses that support the museum! (Food and drink are not permitted inside the galleries or historic buildings.)

Accessibility and Services

The campus is navigated via a mix of paved and gravel walkways that are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs; with a few areas of substantial incline in the historic shipyard. The floors in historic buildings and gravel paths may be uneven; please watch your step. The majority of buildings have accessible entrances at the main level; upper levels of historic buildings are only accessible by stairs. For guests with mobility issues, Guest Services staff is happy to arrange golf cart service around campus. The floating docks can be reached via the accessible ramp. Wheelchair access aboard the cruise boat Merrymeeting is limited to the main cabin; on-board restrooms are not wheelchair accessible. There is no on-board access to the historic schooner Mary E. Guests traveling by water are welcome to tie up to the floats for day visits or call in advance to make arrangements for overnight dockage or mooring reservations. The Visiting Yachtsman’s building houses accessible restrooms, shower, and laundry for dockage guests.

Accommodations & Policies

  • Accessible restrooms are located in the Maritime History Building and Visiting Yachtsman’s Building. Changing tables are available in all of the museum’s restrooms.
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Guest Services Desk.
  • Service animals are welcome, but pets and support animals are restricted to the south end of campus and not permitted in any building. Dogs must be leashed; please clean up after your pet.
  • Maine Maritime Museum is a smoke-free campus.
  • While visiting the museum you may be photographed or filmed, and footage may be used in promotional materials.
Maine Maritime Museum