Travelers Inn Motel Is Near Bath Iron Works

“Bath built is best built.” This was a phrase popular among members of the Navy during World War II, and a sentiment that continues to hold true today. Bath Iron Works, located just 10 miles from our Traveler’s Inn motel, has been building the highest quality warships in the world for over 100 years.

A Civil War veteran, General Thomas W. Hyde, founded Bath Iron Works in 1884. His shipyard would go on to build some of the most impressive vessels in American history, from the battleship Georgia, which launched in 1904 as the fastest in the Navy, to the modern Arleigh Burke class of destroyers, among the most advanced in the world.

Due to security concerns, Bath Iron Works only offers tours by invitation. However, the nearby Maine Maritime Museum offers trolley tours of the shipyard, with advanced reservations highly recommended. The museum also offers other tours, as well as access to historical exhibits and river cruises along the Kennebec.

As Bath Iron Works is the largest employer in the state of Maine, so many visitors to the area come to see friends and family who work at the shipyard. Others are simply interested in shipbuilding and are excited to see the process first-hand. Whatever brings you to Brunswick, make it a point to visit Bath and experience the rich maritime history of our beautiful region.

Just a 10-minute drive down US 1, Traveler’s Inn is a great place for you and your family to stay when visiting Bath Iron Works. Click here to make reservations for quality Maine lodging at great prices. In the meantime, check out the video below to see a video of the USS Zumwalt being built at Bath Iron Works just last year.