Maine State Museum
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Maine State Museum

Maine State Museum
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Beginning June 24, 2020, the Maine State Museum has closed to allow significant repairs and upgrades to the building's mechanical systems. This necessary closure was unanticipated at this time. The duration of the closure has yet to be fully determined. Because the scope of work to be completed is substantial and complex, the museum could be closed for up to two years. Please see the museum's website for additional details and updates.
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spome03
Bangor, ME451 contributions
Oct 2019
Lots of interesting Maine history. Came up on a rainy day from Boothbay Harbor last fall, and it was well worth the drive.
Written 4 February 2020
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dianaonacki
Scarborough, ME530 contributions
Feb 2020
We came to Augusta to see this museum. It was amazing. We enjoyed our walk through the museum. So many wonderful things to see and so much history. We really enjoyed our visit. The museum is $3 and worth more then that!!! We will definitely take visitors there when we have them visit us. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list to visit. So many displays!!
Written 2 February 2020
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,171 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited this museum on October 16. There is a garage with free parking for visitors in Sewall Street. This is a classic state museum with information about the indigenous, early settlers, industry and how the Mainers lived.
No modern multimedia to consult information.
Written 18 November 2019
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airehead2
Oakland, ME90 contributions
Jan 2019
This museum must rank highly on your "bucket list". If your are a native and you have not taken the time to visit this facility then you can not refer to yourself as an authentic Mainiac. Maybe a little over-stated but this museum is very much worth your time. Take your family out on a Saturday when the weather out of doors is inclement.or cold and enjoy an educational experience learning a little about the wonderful state of your residence. The displays have been around for decades and I/we have visited only twice in my seventy-one years and it never seems to get old. A simply wonderful place to spend an afternoon with your young children or grand-children and give them an experience they will never forget and always be reminded of you years later when they reflect on the day of.their visit.

Don't forget,you may even learn something too! DIRIGO
Written 7 November 2019
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mvidro
Washington DC, DC399 contributions
Oct 2019
While we visited Augusta for Fort Western, the French and Indian site that also served Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr during the Revolution. Unfortunately, it was closed (restricted hours during off season). At a local state office, someone suggested we try the Maine State Museum. It was great, covering everything from rocks to women's sufferage. My favorites were:
-- rocks and crystals from Oxford County
-- (non-native) Irish Elk horns, compared to moose and elk
-- taxidermied moose calf
-- shell midden
-- woman hand-packing sardine cans (she clipped heads and tails with scissors)
-- many animal dioramas
This wonderful museum is suitable for both adults and children. It is also inexpensive. As a senior, I paid $2 -- wow!
Written 28 October 2019
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Lucky
Bradenton, FL625 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lots of Maine inventions, flags, yarn, weaving, fabrics, woodworking and real fish!
Admission is a nominal fee and you take a self guided tour throughout the building.

Good for school field trips, plenty of parking.
Written 23 October 2019
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James99946
Parrish, FL818 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This museum is huge ! Plan on a minimum of 2-3 hours to see. Right next door to the capital, so plan on visiting both . Complete museum including maritime, agricultural, manufacturing, wildlife, and Native American history. This museum is not one to be missed.
Written 23 October 2019
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dr3feg
Cedar Hill, TX21 contributions
Aug 2019
Some neat exhibits if the old forestry equipment and a super area of the native animals. A great way to spent a few hours, especially if you have kids.
Written 6 August 2019
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GYRO
Roseville, MN21 contributions
May 2019
Finally got to visit this museum, lots of great history here about how it was in Maine's early years. Helpful staff aroin=d to direct you to a area of particular interest or explains something....
Written 6 August 2019
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Betty751
Eatontown, NJ66 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I was visiting the area in April and went there out of curiousity. It is a comprehensive museum covering local history and natural history of the area. The exhibits are impressive and informative. There was parking adjacent and we spent a lovely couple of hours there.
Written 2 August 2019
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Maine State Museum is open:
  • Tue - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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