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 >


Windjammer Days Cruise

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A unique opportunity to be at sea right in the middle of Maine’s famous fleet of windjammers!  Cruise to Boothbay Harbor aboard the museum’s cruise boat Merrymeeting. Disembark to explore the town, then re-board for an up-close look at Maine’s Windjammer Fleet, including our very ...

Lecture: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater.  Molly O’Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

Fireworks Cruise

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 2019 Fireworks Cruise has SOLD OUT Cruise along the Kennebec River’s Long Reach and see spectacular water views of Doubling Point Lighthouse, the historic Percy & Small Shipyard and Bath’s colorful waterfront.  Enjoy your favorite beverage and the best view of the Heritage Days ...


RSVP deadline for Mary E’s Birthday Gala is one week away!

Join us in celebrating Mary E’s birthday with a night you will never forget! Tickets include games, prizes, dinner, and dancing in the museum’s historic shipyard and will not be available after July 1st, so make sure you order them now!

Sail Aboard Mary E at Portland Schoonerfest

June 21-23, be a part of the incredible action at Schoonerfest, Portland’s spring regatta for traditional sail. Sail aboard the museum’s 1906 schooner Mary E as we race (sort of) against the rest of the Maine’s schooner fleet. Or, kick back and relax on an evening sunset sail. Tickets are very limited, book early!

From the Collection: The Wreck of Hanover and Popular Memory

Hanover, a ship constructed by the Houghton Brothers in 1838, struck a sand bar in the mouth of the Kennebec River in 1849. The questionable decision of Captain Rogers to enter the river under stormy conditions led to the vessel’s demise – it broke apart in less


Shipwrecks and Salvage v2

Shipwrecks & Salvage

May 18-November 3, 2019

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The Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter

November 16, 2019–April 26, 2020

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Experience Maine’s maritime history and culture!

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