The city of Bath has long been one of the leading New England shipyards, and since the earliest days of the United States was where many military and merchant marine vessels were constructed. Today you can experience this sea going tradition at the
Maine Maritime Museum
, which includes five buildings that include exhibitions from 499 years of regional maritime history. The museum is on the west bank of the Kennebec River, and also includes the historic Percey & Small shipyard, which was the last yard to build commercial wooden sailing vessels. The museum is open daily from 9:30am until 5pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.
offers self-guided walking tours of Bath, along with an annual guided walking tour of Bath’s historic houses. This non-profit corporation is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings in the area, and their self-guided tours will let you take in many of the most impressive houses in the city. The city features numerous unique structures including the Winter Street Church, which was built in 1843 and is a Gothic Revival structure that features numerous Greek Revival elements.
Bath Historical Society
features a collection of local history, including genealogy. Contact the Bath Historical at: 33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530