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Overnight Trip to Bath, Maine

Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to seeing you at future member programs.

Join other Museum members on an overnight trip to Bath, Maine, one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations recommended by the National Trust and known as the “City of Ships.” The 244’ Benjamin F. Packard square rigger was launched in Bath in 1883, and the ship captain’s family lived in his gracious home in Bath for more than five generations. Today, the ship’s ornate after cabin is part of the exhibits at Mystic Seaport. Shipbuilding continues to define the town’s culture, thanks to its sprawling shipyard, the Bath Iron Works, and the 50-year old Maine Maritime Museum.

Our visit includes two nights at historic B&Bs in downtown Bath, lunch on the Kennebec River, a visit to Maine’s First Ship (the Virginia is now under construction), a guided walking tour of the historic architecture in downtown Bath by the Sagadahoc Preservation, and the first night’s dinner at the great restaurant Solo Bistro.

Our second day includes a visit to the Maine Maritime Museum with guided tours of the exhibits and a special insider Trolley Tour of the Bath Iron Works. Dinner is on your own, but dessert and a special talk by a local historian will round out the day.

On the third day, there will be a little time for shopping followed by a drive en route home to Stonewall Kitchens in York, Maine, where you can elect to take a cooking class with a master chef and enjoy whatever luncheon is prepared, or skip the class and begin the ride back home.

Photo of Maine Maritime Museum