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Maine State Museum

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Address: 230 State Street, Augusta, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-287-2301
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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All About Maine, Gems,Wildlife,Manufaturing,Tradition, and Culture

All About Maine, Gems,Wildlife,Manufaturing,Tradition, and Culture. This Museum has everything you need to know of maine

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All About Maine, Gems,Wildlife,Manufaturing,Tradition, and Culture. This Museum has everything you need to know of maine

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were on our way from Bar Harbor to Brunswick and decided to make a stop in Augusta as the weather was dreadful. Our choice happened to be the maine state museum. We didn't expect anything but turned out to be an excellent choice! For 2 USD you have 4 floors of interesting stuff about Maine; the people, history and geography... More 

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Hallowell, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with a friend from "away," just for something to do. I was pleasantly surprised with the museum and it's exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Maine State Museum was truly the highlight of our visit to Augusta. We were staying in the Rockland/Rockport Maine area exploring the Maine coast, but I decided I wanted to venture to Augusta for one day since it was not far and it is the capital of Maine. I expected that there would be lots of history as well... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Have never travelled in Maine and was most interested to see what the state had to show/say about itself. The entrance price ($2.00) was a most welcoming introduction. Four floors of well presented artifacts including a running saw mill! Won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our 3-hours here. Great attention-to-detail, something for everyone, educational as well as entertaining. One of the most impressive history and cultural museums we've ever seen. Four floors. Well-maintained, excellently-crafted displays with appropriate signage to explain each display. Very low cost for admission. We highly recommend this.

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had a great time with a 16 year-old and a 7 year-old. There is plenty to see and amuse the different ages. I enjoyed it too!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

What a fun museum, filled with so much to see about Maine through the ages. There is plenty of information to read, but it's not overwhelming and they have so many really nice displays and things to touch, as well as videos. They have a fantastic animal display and Maine from the past exhibit is really excellent. All ages will... More 

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Hallowell, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I first visited the museum as a child (many, many years ago) and was captivated by the wildlife scenes and industrial artifacts. Since then, two of the most compelling permanent exhibits I have ever experienced have been installed. The Made in Maine exhibit opened in the 1980s and continues to absorb me every time and the At Home in Maine... More 

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Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Spent a couple hours at the museum with my mom learning a lot about different aspects of Maine culture, history, geology, and plant and animal life. It's very inexpensive and educational in a fun and slightly interactive way.

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