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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
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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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Terrific experience of Maine

This museum is a wonderful display of Maine, it's history and ecology. This is a great day trip and well worth the money. It will draw in children and adults alike with Maine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
G. David B
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Litchfield
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Litchfield
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is a wonderful display of Maine, it's history and ecology. This is a great day trip and well worth the money. It will draw in children and adults alike with Maine history, industry and people. The displays are so well done, this is all accessible and easy access to all levels.

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I visit the Maine State Museum with my grandchildren, I am always amazed at the quality and diversity of what we have at our Museum in Augusta. Having visited both the Boston Museums and the Smithsonian in Washington, we have a first rate Museum right here in the middle of Maine.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during our last stay and enjoyed the variety and quality displays. Multiple levels but it was easy to get around with ramps and elevators to each floor. New items were appreciated by a Maine native.

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Camden, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Went to the Maine State Museum today for the first time to see a photographic exhibit of an artist my wife and I both admire. What an unexpected treat. This marvelous 4 story museum on State St. just past the Capitol, is a Maine treasure. As a resident of the state for some 45 years this visit was an eye... More 

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Mount Vernon, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Extensive review of Maine, good exhibits, good narratives, great staff, free parking, easy to get there.

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Massachusetts
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is an excellent museum: well designed, filled with interesting exhibits, staffed by knowledgeable personnel. Definitely, come here for a visit. Even our active 8-year-old grandson enjoyed it.

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Gardiner, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Though the Maine State Museum is on the small side, it has special nostalgic appeal to any Maine kid who went to a local area school; it was a field trip staple. Also, for just $1.50 (and FREE for kids) it makes for a pleasant, soothing way to spend a rainy afternoon. Staff is kind, and offers baby/toddler strollers.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

After exploring the coast of Maine, my husband and I were looking for an activity that would be on the way to the White Mountains, and we stumbled upon the Maine State Museum in a travel guide and thought we'd give it a shot. So glad we did! The exhibits are remarkable: a huge display of a water mill that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent state museum showing the history of a wide range of industries in Maine Nice wildlife exhibits and Civil War weapons as well Be sure to watch the movie

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Augusta, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took our grandkids, ages 6 and 5, to the Maine State Museum a couple of weekends ago. They had a great time. The five year old loved the animal exhibits, and the 6 year old, who loves "jewels" was fascinated by the tourmaline exhibits. There is normally a small fee for admittance, but we happened to hit it on... More 

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