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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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Cool hour visit

Interesting, a lot to see, plan for at least an hour. Did you know that there are puffins in Maine? We didn't, until we visited this museum. We also learned about the state... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Interesting, a lot to see, plan for at least an hour. Did you know that there are puffins in Maine? We didn't, until we visited this museum. We also learned about the state history through this museum. They had many interactive and unique exhibits that, as expected, focused on Maine.

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Manchester, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lots to see if you are interested in the history of Maine, and New England really. There is the history of logging, ship building, textiles, and the fishing industry. Also you can find a section on Native Americans. Kids love the walk through the section on Maine's wildlife. The exhibit on living in Maine through the ages is not to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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481 reviews 481 reviews
74 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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