Maine Maritime Museum


Great Goings on at the Maine Maritime Museum!  This is only 30 minutes from the Flagship Inn, and Boothbay Harbor.  Experience our local Maritime Heritage.

Go Behind the Scenes once again
     Tour Rockport Marine Design & Restoration
     Friday afternoon, Sept 26, 1 to 2:30pm
On Friday, Sept. 26, Maine Maritime Museum takes you behind the scenes at Rockport Marine, where they've mastered class yacht restoration. The process begins with 3D laser measurement of the vessel to quantify the degree to which the vessel differs from her original condition.  Invariably designers incorporate reconfigured accommodations, modern electrical/mechanical systems and improvements to vessel performance into the restorations while maintaining the heart and aesthetics of the original.  Rockport Marine restorations demand curiosity, diligence and willingness to pursue the last degree of detail.  Members $15; nonmembers $20

Go Behind the Scenes one last time this year
     Tour John's Bay Boat Company
     Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4, 1 to 2:30pm
On Saturday, Oct. 4, join MMM in a tour of a small, traditional boat shop located in mid-coast Maine that builds custom plank on frame boats for both work and pleasure, John's Bay Boat Company. Owner Peter Kass believes in building using traditional methods. He designs all of the boats he builds starting with a half  model he carves by hand. He then takes the lines from the model to create a table of offsets from which he then lofts the keel, stern (transom) and temporary molds, which become the framework around which the boat is built. Builder becomes artist as the vessel's shape is formed by eye and by feel. Along with the ability to be customized and the rugged practicality of a wooden boat, these are also some of the most beautiful boats on the water, real head-turners.  Members $15; nonmembers $20

Boothbay's 250th Anniversary Celebration

Boothbay's 250th Anniversary Celebration will include many events.  Join us at the Flagship Inn for a great time.  There will will fireworks!
  • Friday, Aug. 22 – Seafood Festival on the Common. Join the fun on the Boothbay Common as you feast on lobsters, clams, mussels, oysters, fish and more!  Dance to the music playing from the band in the gazebo!
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 – Full Day of Celebrations including a 250th Celebratory Parade, Kid’s Tent on the Common, Pork & Bean Hole Beans on the Common, music and more!
  • Sunday, Aug. 24 – Boothbay Region Land Trust Hike, party at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay to watch the fireworks!

Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

When Thomas arrives at Boothbay for the Day Out with Thomas™: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014, he will not only take his fans for a ride, but also talk to them for the very first time on the tour!

Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014 is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities. The tour, now in its 19th year, will make stops in 42 U.S. cities and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2014. The stop at the Boothbay Railway Village is Thomas' only stop in Maine.   

Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Named to the   prestigious Steinway Artist Roster, Spielberg has sold one million CD's making her one of America's most popular contemporary   female pianists/composers. Whether playing music that embraces the transition   from Summer to Autumn, familiar songs for the holidays, or celebrating the   glory days of Summer and romance, Robin Spielberg's concerts always   intertwine musical performance with stories that inspire, enlighten and make   us laugh. She is currently touring with her new book, "Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland" performing "book release concerts" that include readings from her hilarious memoir.

Maine Maritime Museum - HMS Bounty Disaster

The Maine Maritime Museum is only a 20 mile drive from Boothbay Harbor and the Flagship Inn.

Tonight - 6pm 

   HMS Bounty Disaster
author to share details 
   of iconic ship's tragic end and USCG rescue

Best-selling author and one of MMM's favorite presenters Michael Tougias returns to Bath to discuss his latest work "Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy" which chronicles the last days of the infamous square-rigged movie replica and the U.S. Coast Guard rescue of most of the ship's crew. Tougias' edge-of-your-seat multimedia presentation will include images of the storm, the rescue and the survivors. Bounty's sinking was a particularly strong blow to many Mainers as she was a familiar site in Maine waters and a popular visitor to the Museum's pier. Don't miss this one!   Members $5; nonmembers $7

purchase tickets on the Maine Maritime Museums website.

Also, visit one of Maine's iconic harbor lighthouses on
MMM's Beacons of Boothbay Cruise; July 17, 2:30p 
On MMM's Beacons of Boothbay cruise you'll spend time on Burnt Island in Boothbay Harbor, climb the light tower, visit the keeper's residence and meet the keeper and his family to learn what living there was like, circa 1950. In addition, during your 5-hour voyage to this bygone era, you'll see several of Maine's most beautiful lighthouses and scenic vistas.
Members $40; nonmembers $45; 6 to 16 $25; under 6 $3

Enjoy the Boothbay Railway Village while staying at the Flagship Inn, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Upcoming events -

50th Anniversary of Antique Auto Days featuring Rails, Tails & Ales
During the 50th Anniversary of Antique Auto Days on July 19 & 20 you'll see dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It's a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League!
Own a car worth showing off? Anyone can enter the show for just $5 per vehicle and receive free admission to the Museum! A special section will be reserved for all 1964 Models as well as a section just for any model year Pontiac GTO which are celebrating their 50th birthday this year too!

Craft Beer lovers will delight in the new open air craft beer festival we're calling Rails, Tails, & Ales on Saturday, July 19 from Noon - 4:00. There will be great food vendors serving everything from lobster rolls to chowder and from wood-fired pizza to kettle corn.
The Boothbay Craft Brewery will also host a demonstration of brewing techniques and Josh Christie, author of MaineBeer: Brewing in Vacationland, will give a lecture on the history of brewing and beer in Maine.