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Maine State Museum

230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
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I would have to say what a great place to visit, the people are so friendly and you get to do a... read more

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judystpierre
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Augusta, Maine
Everything Maine

The Maine State Museum displays the formation, history and the people that have inhabited Maine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael R
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Hilo, Hawaii
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages” (12 reviews)
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230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
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+1 207-287-2301
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Michael R
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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

1  Thank Colby P
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

The Maine State Museum opens your eyes to the rich Maine history of the past and present. My children gravitated to the train, wooden boat, and display of past lives. I enjoy wandering the exhibits whether I have a brief half hour or hours. No...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I'm a what Mainers call a "transplant" lol (I'm Vermonter who married a Mainer) My Husband told me here and what an wonderful & awesome collection of Maine History! It's ALOT bigger then it appears to be from outside) Always has different things going on...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I hadn't been in the Maine State Museum since I was a kid and it was located in the Capitol Building. I was very, very impressed with what the State of Maine has done to preserve its history and tell its story. Truly impressive and...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The maine state museum is under utilized and not visited by enough school children. There is plenty of history and culture and the displays change. A day trip for a school activity.

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The kids ran from exhibit to exhibit enthralled by everything they saw. Grampy walked behind and actually read some of the information, very educational for both ends of the age spectrum.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

As a first time visitor to Maine, I really enjoyed all the information on the region and its history. The Maine State Museum packs a lot into one museum and covers an amazing variety of subjects. We spent about three hours there and probably could...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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