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Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

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Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

Museum in Bath Recounts Maine’s Maritime History

History buffs visiting Maine will enjoy the Maine Maritime Museum, which celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and the state’s importance to the global maritime industry.

The museum is in Bath, about 20 miles south of Newcastle Inn on U.S. Route 1. Bath is internationally famous for the Bath Iron Works, a century-old shipbuilding company that currently builds ships for the U.S. Navy.

The Maine Maritime Museum’s grounds are the site of the former Percy & Small Shipyard, the only intact shipyard site in the U.S. that built large wooden sailing vessels. The museum grounds also include the Donnell House, a Victorian-era house once occupied by a shipyard owner.

Visitors to the museum along the Kennebec River will hear stories about dangerous voyages to distant lands, see how a shipbuilder’s family lived in the 1890s, smell the sawdust from historic ship timbers, and discover the wonders and mysteries of Maine’s maritime culture. Permanent museum exhibits include an historic boat collection, the story of the last American clipper ship, the history of lobster fishing, and a look at the revival of the craft of wooden boat building.

Recent Blog Post

Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

image of warm fruit compote

Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

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