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Maine State Museum

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Great plan for a rainy day!

We wanted something to do on this rainy day. The Maine State Museum did not disappoint. Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hallowell, Maine
Surprised and delighted.

We went for a quick visit to see the history of Maine at this tidy little museum near the state... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca G
San Francisco, California
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  • Excellent72%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“all ages”(13 reviews)
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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...more
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230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 February 2004

I live in Augusta, and I would say the state museum is one of the more interesting things in town. It has a nifty little gift shop full of interesting Maine products, for which one does not need to pay admission. The museum itself was...More

9  Thank Badgerjim
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2014

A friend of mine used to work here, so I know all the dirt. It's nice as far as State museums go, but again: why are you in Maine in the first place? The most backwards, pro-torture, pro- forced-subjection-to-health-care, anti-spiritual, intellectual backwards, neo-fascist/quasi-liberal state in...More

5  Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted something to do on this rainy day. The Maine State Museum did not disappoint. Well stocked museum full of Maine's artifacts. Taxidermy was pretty incredible to see. Price was so reasonable and we stayed a couple of hours just mesmerized by everything. Highly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a quick visit to see the history of Maine at this tidy little museum near the state capital building. We were there for two hours and found it informative, nostalgic and educational, well worth the stop.

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right across the parking lot from the state capitol building, the museum had many interesting areas/displays. Not knowing anything about Maine or its history, the museum covered many different aspects of the state's development. The museum itself is 3-4 stories, with one of the...More

1  Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Well done museum experience which may even entertain teenagers. Well researched exhibits with exactly details.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A nice outing to do on a rainy day while staying in or near Augusta Maine. Lots to see and learn. Fun for all ages and interesting.

1  Thank copejenney
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The state museum in Augusta, Maine is brilliant. It is packed with exhibits which tell you everything you need to know about Maine. The gift shop is excellent too. Entrance price is $3 and seniors $2 - really good value. Not to be missed if...More

1  Thank Jane0891
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

You really get the feeling for the historical, economic and resource rich state of Maine. Lots of things to look at from First Nation artifacts to gems and granite. Make sure you discover all floors of displays. Well done. Give yourself a couple of hours...More

1  Thank arbogdan
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We arrived at 4:00 pm on a Friday and made the best of our hour in the museum which closes at 5:00. Very nice exhibits with sections dedicated to agriculture, WWI, home life, industry, nature, Native American, and geology. Exhibits are spread out on 4...More

2  Thank scottcaps
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Maine State Museum is definitely worth a visit! Engaging exhibits offer learning experiences for young and old alike. It's a great place in which to fill a few hours and the price of admission is extremely easy on the pocketbook!

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The weather was not good for water related activities, so we went to Augusta to the state museum. It is an interesting building with much about Maine’s history, geology, animals, industrial past, and its people. It is a good place to bring family.

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Sharon C
9 February 2017|
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.
Rick S
13 January 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
Judy M
15 March 2016|
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