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Maine State Museum

230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
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I'm a what Mainers call a "transplant" lol (I'm Vermonter who married a Mainer) My Husband told me... read more

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John C
Augusta, Maine
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I hadn't been in the Maine State Museum since I was a kid and it was located in the Capitol... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bob b
Chicago, Illinois
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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230 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330-6845
+1 207-287-2301
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank bob b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Maineboy47
Reviewed 29 November 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.

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 10 November 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

Thank paulahR8142ZJ
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Maine resident of 38 years and first time visiting. Needed to fill some time while in the area and decided to check this out. Very interesting with lots to see and learn. Will return with my kids for a fun, but educational experience.

Thank L R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We spent over three hours touring this outstanding museum and learned a lot bout the State of Maine. It was a very informative and educational experience. It is very well laid out to show the history and the making of Maine. I would recommend this...More

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Enjoyed this place many times, when the kids were young. Also took some of my out of state friend, when they were visiting. Relaxing way to learn about Maine.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Really nice presentation of the States history and appreciation of its service me in so many conflicts. Emotional experience. Go before lunch as the Cross Cafe is excellent and exceptional value.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

There were so many things to see and the staff was excellent at giving information about the area and restaurants. Would loved to have had more time to explore each individual exhibit more. Definitely something everyone would enjoy!

Thank missouritourists
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Questions & Answers
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