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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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Well worth a several hours to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Worth a visit to learn about the history of Maine. Well maintained with good exhibits for adults and kids alike. The layout is very unique with lots of historical eye candy to keep you entertained. If you have never been, make some time to learn about the great State of Maine!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This Museum is an exciting, interesting, well-designed showplace for everything that is old Maine. I especially enjoyed the Civil War exhibit and the Industrial exhibit.

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Farmingdale, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Brought my kids, ages 6-13 here and it kept them interested for about an hour and a half. It has some pretty cool exhibits including trains, cars, and an old water turbine.

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum is worth the time you make to get there. Something for everyone. Great for a rainy day OR a super hot summer day. The keep it very comfortable. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the walk thu the different of out door setting and the animals that would live there. Perfect for one , a family, all ages, visitors, locals...just... More 

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Downeast Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am not a big fan of museums but the Maine State Museum is one I have visited more than once - as a resident of Maine it is fun to see the 'way it was' - I particularly like the Ice Farming display and all of the dioramas. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An excellent, knowledgeable staff and interesting exhibits. The gift store is a gem with unique Maine gifts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Was recommended by a friend (I'm new to Maine). what a great museum !! we had a 2 year old with us as well and she was not bored either. goes thru the history of the state of maine, it's people, it's industries, animals, way of life. really enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love going to the Maine State Museum, especially with someone who has never been. The exhibits on Maine life are excellent, and cover Maine's logging, marine, and agricultural histories. The nature dioramas were incredible in 1980, but need a good cleaning and dusting today, which is my only criticism of the museum. The staff here are VERY professional, approachable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent Place to go...specially with kids. Staff is very supportive and knowledgeable.Yopu can allmost all types of fish and its a pure aquarium,

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Additional Information about Maine State Museum

Address: 230 State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: 207-287-2301
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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