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Maine State Museum

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Address: 230 State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-287-2301
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The museum's four floors of world-class exhibits provide a chance to...
The museum's four floors of world-class exhibits provide a chance to explore and discover the best of Maine, from the Ice Age to the 1960s. The museum is open from Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and all state holidays.
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This is a GREAT museum

I LOVE this museum, I have gone probably 30 times since i was a little kid. It is interactive and has a lot of interesting exhibits. The native american exhibit is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Damariscotta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this museum, I have gone probably 30 times since i was a little kid. It is interactive and has a lot of interesting exhibits. The native american exhibit is very comprehensive. My favorite is the animal dioramas. Plus the museum is super cheap, it also has a nice little gift shop. I highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was blown away by the quality and size of the State Museum in Augusta. The exhibits were so well done and the Museum staff very friendly. Admission is reasonable and there if free parking. Note its not open 7 days so please plan ahead.

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Kennewick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a lesson learned. My mistake is your gain. Be sure and check the web sites for the places you plan to visit. This museum is closed on Sunday & Monday's. I assumed during the summer they would be open. My mistake. I wish I would have checked!

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Westbrook Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wonderful place to learn the history of Maine. Have visited many many times withchildren and now with grandchildren

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Four floors of Maine history. Nice working demonstrations of historical manufacturing processes throughout Maine's evolution. Also includes Maine in the civil war, and a photo exhibit by Kosit Ruohomaa. This attraction is adjacent to the capitol and can be covered in two hours. It may take longer with kids or if you want to cover any topics in depth. Worth... More 

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Danbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It only cost us a buck each to visit the museum and it pretty much filled up our morning. The full size exhibits were really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I visited this museum on a rainy morning with my husband and an elder friend. I was very impressed by the quality of the exhibits. The museum is quite large,as well, encompassing four floors. Admission is very inexpensive, as well.

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Strong, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My family and I had an relaxing trip to the Maine state museum. We loved looking at the different displays and each finding something intriguing. The fact that a wide range of age groups from toddler to elder can gain some knowledge is a treasure in itself. All five entered for under $10. Also there is a Firefighter and EMT... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Features a great deal of artifacts from Maine's history. When we were there they had a great civil war exhibit.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a day trip, up from Freeport ME. The museum has a large collection of artifacts and photos related to the history of Maine. The exhibits are grouped in clusters about a central topic, like fishing, granite quarries, agriculture, ships, etc. Each does a good job. Since you come in on the 3rd floor, navigation is a bit trickey.... More 

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