Woolwich, Maine is a town on the east side of the Kennebec River. First settled in 1638 by Edward Bateman and John Brown. In 1639, Brown purchased the land from Robin Hood, Chief of the Indians at Nequassett. In 1646, Edward Bateman bought the land. The town was incorporated 20 October 1759.
Approximately twelve miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the town is bordered by waterways. On the South and east are the Sasanoa and Sheepscot Rivers and Montsweag Bay. ￼Merrymeeting Bay, the "Meeting of the Waters," on the northwest is the confluence of five rivers, the Kennebec, Androscoggin, Abagadasset, Cathance, and Muddy -- flowing in from the North and West. Together they continue on as one waterway to the sea.
Woolwich is the a member of Regional School Unit 1, and has a newly built central school where children from Woolwich and neighboring towns within the RSU attend grades K-8 after which the students attend Morse High School in the neighboring city of Bath.
Woolwich is only a short drive to many small cities such as Bath and Rockland, as well as vacation destinations such as Freeport, Boothbay and Camden. Much more about Woolwich, ME can be found at the town's website.
Museums/Places to Visit
- Maine State Aquarium
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
- Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
- Castle Tucker, Wiscasset
- Boothbay Railway Village
- Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
- Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Area Chambers of Commerce
- Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce
- Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce
- Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce
- Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce
- Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce