Located in beautiful Owls Head, Maine our Museum is just one of the attractions that draws throngs of visitors to the Midcoast region each year. An ongoing cultural revitalization has earned the little City of Rockland a great deal of National media attention and it is frequently regarded as one of Maine’s most appealing destinations. With an unusually high concentration of world-class restaurants, museums, galleries and boutiques Midcoast Maine’s natural beauty is augmented by a vibrant year-round scene that boasts a diverse calendar of special interest events and festivals including The Camden International Film Festival, PopTech!, The Camden Conference, the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Windjammer Festival, the Lobster Festival and the US National Toboggan Championship.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is grateful to the large community of business supporters and fellow cultural institutions that each contribute to the vibrancy in our part of the world. Whether you are looking to eat, play or stay your options are plentiful. We hope you will visit our Museum and we are pleased to provide a resource guide to assist you in planning your Midcoast Maine experience.
Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine, and provides a unique experience to tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, educational programs, a research library, and narrated excursions along area waterways.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of visitors, volunteers and the general public of the state of Maine through hands on, interactive, and educational experiences with historically significant sailing, power and steam driven vessels, ships and small boats while providing instruction as to their origins, construction, and original commercial and recreational purposes.