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.


  • 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. 


Jason Morin

Director of Programs and Operations, Maine Maritime Museum


Marc Meyers

City Manager