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Address: Augusta, ME

The seat of government in Augusta.

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Great Rainy Day Tour

We were lucky enough to catch the 10 a.m. tour. The docent was impassioned and well-informed, so was able to share a 'treasure' that quite obviously is important to her. The... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2016
Oldsmar, Florida
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Kittery, Maine
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

Originally by Bulfinch the Capitol has portraits of all Governors, Hall of Flags, House and Senate Chambers. Free tours are very interesting and Legislators in Action (relative term) can be seen from January to June (odd numbered years) or March (even numbered years)

Thank Deane R
Oldsmar, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were lucky enough to catch the 10 a.m. tour. The docent was impassioned and well-informed, so was able to share a 'treasure' that quite obviously is important to her. The pictures, mostly portraits, were diverse and the nearly-hour tour flew by! Most State Houses are stuffy, be prepared for this one ... it may be a bit plain inside,... More 

1 Thank Wanderlassie
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562 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Not the best time to take exterior photos of the Capitol, as repairs are being done, disappointing. No idea on when it will be finished.

Thank drdroad
Palm Beach, United States
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110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is what a State house should look like. I did feel that the security was adequate but not outstanding. I am a retired Judge and security has always been important to me.

Thank Peter L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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857 reviews
503 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

On our continuing quest to visit every state capitol. Easy to find and ample free parking. Then drive down front to see huge landscaped park riverside in front of building. Took some impressive photos and enjoyed a relaxing rest in the large open area and under the many large trees. Beautiful day.

Thank Knox10SC
Nyack, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

My son and I are on a quest to visit all state capitals, and you never can predict which ones will be most interesting or why. For instance, we have loved the capitals in Charleston, WV and Montpelier, VT. But this capital in Augusta was just a dud. It wasn't awful, but there was nothing particularly special about it to... More 

Thank ErikSimon
Riverview, Canada
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177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Saw from a distance and drove to see close up. Very impressed. Columns, rotunda roof and statue on top, classic.

Thank Robert B
Augusta, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Self guided tour to the Maine Capital Building. Interesting if you like history. Kids may not be all that into it. Beautiful views of Capital Park. Also visit the memorial around the capital, the park and the museum. A great day and if the Cross Cafe is open in Cross office building. YUMMY FOOD!

Thank Renee N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I enjoy touring state capitols and this capitol tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide, Dan, was fantastic and such a wealth of information. We learned so much in a short amount of time. We would definitely recommend the guided tour to really appreciate the building and the history of Maine.

1 Thank susan cragg
Rome, Maine
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've been going here for 15 years. Love the hand written menu that changes daily and the bread they bake there is amazing. Delicious specialty drinks that change nightly too. Casual dress. Great place. Make a reservation to be sure you get in. Check this place out. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Thank ms1322

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