The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land and By Sea

Monday May 20

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12:30 PM  –  3:00 PM


Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of our Bath Iron Works exhibit, a guided trolley ride past the shipyard where Navy vessels are built, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise.

The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.” Then board the trolley for a narrated ride past the shipyard, stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat, Merrymeeting, for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations are highly recommended.  Due to the 2.5 hour duration of the tour it is not recommended for children under 12.

Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.

Merrymeeting's professional crew provides fascinating narration and a safe, comfortable cruise. We're pleased to offer a snack bar onboard with beer, wine, soda and light snacks. Guests are welcome to bring aboard food and non-alcoholic beverages.

By purchasing tickets, you agree to Maine Maritime Museum's cruise ticket Terms & Conditions.