Welcome to the Bath Historical Society

Gas Stations on Vine Street prior to the viaduct being built

BHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting interest in the history and heritage of Bath, Maine: The City of Ships. Our headquarters are in the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room on the second floor of the Patten Free Library at 33 Summer Street in Bath. We provide financial and volunteer support to the History Room, collect photographs, documents and ephemera related to Bath, and present programs about people, places and events in Bath history.

We invite you to join us in exploring our rich heritage on this website, at our programs and in the History Room.


FREE ADMISSION IN JANUARY 2020 to the Maine Maritime Museum!

Thanks to a grant from the Davenport Trust Fund, admission fees will be waived through January 31, giving visitors the opportunity to explore the museum free of charge.

The 2020 Bath Historical Society Calendars are on sale now at Wilson’s Drugstore, Mustard Seed Books, Lisa Maries, Library Book Store, Patten Free Library Circulation Desk and Sagadahoc History Room.
This year’s calendar visually celebrates Bath’s part in the 200th anniversary of Maine Statehood.