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State House

Augusta, ME
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Augusta
Type: Government Buildings
Description: The seat of government in Augusta.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I enjoy touring state capitols and this capitol tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Dan, was fantastic and such a wealth of information. We learned so much in a short amount of time. We would definitely recommend the guided tour to really appreciate the building and the history of Maine.

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Rome, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been going here for 15 years. Love the hand written menu that changes daily and the bread they bake there is amazing. Delicious specialty drinks that change nightly too. Casual dress. Great place. Make a reservation to be sure you get in. Check this place out. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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Augusta, Maine, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Boo. Hiss. Must close so that a new Era can begin. State corruption includes torture funding (mental health "treatment" that violates both the U.S. Constitution and the UN CRPD). Maine's courts currently contain lawsuits deliberately obstructed by pro-torture justices subjecting one or more witnesses to human trafficking via embezzlement and discrimination at Federally-funded organizations such as the Augusta Housing Authority... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a beautiful area in Maine. The state house is not fancy, but it is beautiful and simple. We also visited the Blaine House which is next store. Both are free and guided tours. The Blaine House is also the Governor's house. He and his family live on the second floor. On the other side of the capital is... More

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Smithfield, Maine
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The structure of the State House is a work of art. Mr. Bullfinch did a great job designing this building. It made this Maine Man proud to walk its halls. The marble and granite makes for a noble presentation. This building was made to endure the test of time. It will endure the feeble battles between political parties.

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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

they didn't explain well, and it wasn't fun to talk about work.

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Farmington, Maine, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

it is a beautiful building, too bad the occupants cannot get together and do some good for the image of Maine

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L/A, Maine
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16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

lots of history in the making if you pay close attention and visit while the legislature is in session

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Nashville, TN
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317 attraction reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We received a warm and friendly welcome at the Maine State House, and we were assigned to an interesting and informative tour guide who gave an excellent tour and took his time answering our questions. After the tour, we revisited a few areas to take more photos. We did not feel rushed, and we enjoyed the classic beauty of the... More

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Chicago, IL
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333 reviews 333 reviews
160 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

The Maine statehouse is a classic model. There are some guided tours, but a walk-around will suffice if you have been to a state capitol before. There is not too much artwork, but there are portraits of statesmen and a good display of flags. The view from the balcony is quite dramatic. Do not miss the dioramas in the tunnel... More

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