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Maine State Museum

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Address: 230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
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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Really well done presentation of everything Maine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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524 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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RICHMOND, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong when visiting the Maine State Museum. Great displays and information. We will often take our customers there while they are waiting for their cars to be repaired. I love it,

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Thank Alton S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so pleased that we stopped here while visiting Augusta. The admission price is extremely reasonable and there is plenty to see. The signs accompanying the dioramas are very helpful and were written by someone with a great sense of humor. I admit to being a little creeped out by the animals featured, but the chances that I will... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum to visit. For $5 a person you can arrange to have a tour guide (museum fee is only $2). We had Gigi and she was wonderful! She has so much pride in Maine and gave us a great tour of the museum. Highly recommend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt and I stopped in here to kill time (the men were at a beer fest) and we were delighted that we'd done so! There was so much to see and instead of killing time, we were enjoying every second of it! Three floors of interesting displays! Who knew Maine's history was so colorful and interesting! I highly recommend... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan time to visit the museum if ever in the area. It has many interesting exhibits and is a great value for a large family at only $2 each. 'Mainers' can be proud of this museum and what it has to offer.

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hampden, maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maine has alot to say...and alot of history to tell...which this museum does- not in paintings but in real life. Moose, birds and dioramas...the top floor is a total recreation of rooms. If you want a working recreation of a mill - go there! What the kitchen looked like at a camp - go there! Airplanes, and sailboats! Weaving looms!... More 

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Madawaska, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe I grew up in Maine and today was the first time I went to this place. Very nice. Lots to see. Amazing artifacts. Can be seen at your own pace. We spent about an hour and a half. And it only cost $2 person! Well worth it.

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