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BATH

MAINE'S COOL LITTLE CITY

Long known as the “City of Ships” Bath has quickly evolved into “Maine’s Cool Little City”. With its identity lying in its shipbuilding roots, the 400-year shipbuilding legacy is still very much alive. Most notably, Bath is home to world-class shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, and the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum.

 

Downtown Bath has a unique mix of shops, restaurants, and services. Currently enlisted in an expansive downtown revitalization project, the city’s tree-lined avenues are graced by modest and grand examples of classic American architecture, and narrow streets are full of charm.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Bath on a walking tour or hop aboard the city trolley and see numerous National Historic Landmarks and unique architecture including: Bath Historic District, Hyde Mansion, Governor William King House, Percy & Small Shipyard, U.S. Customs House, Winter Street Church and many more.

  • Bath Iron Works, founded in 1884 as a shipbuilding complex, sails on proudly today as part of General Dynamics with a mission to design, build and support complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy. 

 

  • Take in the local flavor and culture at one of Bath’s classic Maine eateries or try a local beer at the Bath Brew House before heading out to unique shops along Main Street. 


PORT CONTACTS

Jason Morin

Director of Programs and Operations, Maine Maritime Museum

morin@maritimeme.org

 

Peter Owen

City Manager

powen@cityofbath.com