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Maine State Museum

230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
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Great place to learn what Maineis is all about at a family friendly price

Beautiful , visitor friendly state museum we visited in July,2018. The staff was helpful.Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
janevan
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Ohio
A destination

Make your trip to the museum a destination for the day. The exhibits are fascinating and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sarahhubertr
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Augusta, Maine
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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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  • Poor1%
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230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
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+1 207-287-2301
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful , visitor friendly state museum we visited in July,2018. The staff was helpful.Our favorite exhibit was the early archeology displays of the region. The ship building and logging exhibit on the main floor was also well done. The area that needs some updating was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Make your trip to the museum a destination for the day. The exhibits are fascinating and interesting. So much to see. If your from Maine, it’s a great way to keep up with Maine history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still on my quest to visit all 50 state capitals...This is a very beautiful building, very well maintained. The tour guide was very good and very informative. I learned several pieces of history I did not know. They are a little uptight about touching things,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here yearly as a kid. I brought my DD, age 6, this summer. She really enjoyed running around and viewing the exhibits. The animal area is really cool. For people who are interested in the history of Maine, there is plenty to view,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nicely curated museum covering Maine's pre-history, history, and natural history. There's a steam locomotive; a 3-story woodworking mill; exhibits of a blacksmith shop, sewing room, shops for making shoes, toys, furniture; gems, and the like. A nice and educational way to spend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some out of town friends for the weekend and on Saturday we decided to check out the Maine State Museum. We proceeded to go room to room, checking out every corner in order to not miss a thing! There were stories to share...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have to say what a great place to visit, the people are so friendly and you get to do a scavenger hunt if you want to. So many educational and interesting items to see and learn. I will go again very soon, I'm...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The Maine State Museum displays the formation, history and the people that have inhabited Maine. Well displayed and flowing along a time line from prehistoric to present. The museum is interesting and fun.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

While we loved the small WWI and Maine exhibit, I was saddened to see the lack of attention to the other exhibits. Please, could you staff spend a few minutes dusting your amazing steam launch and historic cars that are covered in dust? They will...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

I have lived in Maine my entire life and have very fond memories of visiting this museum during my grade school days. A friend and I work at our college museum which borrows from the archives of the Maine State Museum (the pieces not on...More

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Sharon C
February 8, 2017|
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Response from Sheila M | Property representative |
Yes there is. It is open during museum hours. You can call the store directly with any questions at 207-287-2938 or check the Maine State Museum's website.
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Rick S
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Sheila M | Property representative |
Thanks, everyone, for your answers. Yes, indeed, the museum is open year-round. We are routinely closed only on Sundays, Mondays, and all state holidays. Thanks for your question and the assistance from everyone. Your... More
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Judy M
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Bethany D |
This is kind of late! But the website states: "Admission fees Adults - $2.00; Children 6 – 18 - $1.00; Children under 6 – free; Family maximum charge - $6.00; Senior citizens (62 and older) - $1.00; Charge for special tours... More
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