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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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Hours:
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 very informative and interesting museum. the exhibits are very well put together. It is fun to see stuff aboutMaine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a very informative and interesting museum. the exhibits are very well put together. It is fun to see stuff aboutMaine.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went here with my brother and his wife...tried once before and it was closed...so do check the hours of operation, so you are not disappointed. This is a stellar museum for Maine's history...all aspects of it. It encompasses thousands (ice age finds--fossils) of years in a very organized and easy to follow pattern. Parking can be tough...the lot is large,... More 

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Calcium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

this museum has everything you want to know about the state of Maine. they show the logging operation down the river from Jackman, Maine to where they get rid of the logs for the papermill in Skowhegan, Maine.

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Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

great place for kids and adults,educational and fun some hands on exhibets,history of the state of Maine.

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Augusta, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really well done permanent and rotating displays with some interactive displays. Love sitting in the rocking chair "on the porch" looking out over "the lake" and hearing the loons, the bugs, and the motorboat.

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Tenants Harbor, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great museum of Maine history and life. Exhibits are well presented and there is something for everyone! Plan to take the grandkids when they visit next summer.

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Marthasville, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With some time to wander on a visit to Augusta, we made our way to the State Museum. We could not believe the exceptional quality and creativity of the exhibits. Obviously, a lot of money, design expertise, excellent fabrication and construction have gone into the presentation of Maine's unique history. It's been over a year since we were there, but... More 

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Wonderland, Maine, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Tucked in the grounds of the State House in Augusta Maine is an amazing museum rich with the history of Maine. Three floors are packed with historical information from kitchens over time to the lumber industry. There most definitely is something for everyone at this museum and the exhibits are geared to all ages. Working exhibits, things to see, read,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family is from Alabama and Florida, and we just visited the museum. While in the gift shop, my 3 year old nephew was playing with some of the gift shop toys. The clerk angrily yelled at him to stop and said it was inappropriate. If she had a problem, she should have asked the parents to watch him, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Enjoyed the Fall colors of trees around the capitol even its under construction, took a lot of good pictures here.

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