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- Old Fort Western, a supply garrison built in 1628 at the site of a Cushnoc trading post, is an important historic site. Located along the beautiful Kennebec River, it stands like a sentinel preserving 300 years of Maine and New England history. It is a must see and even has a gift shop.Written 15 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I took my high school Civics class to the museum to explore further our lessons on the Bill of Rights. We were guided through the museum by Max, who did a great job not only of connecting with the students personally through his sense of humor but also academically, making sure they understood both the nuances of the First Amendment but also how it connects to their lives. The experience was invaluable. I would go to the museum in my free time, and I might visit again soon on my own.Written 27 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- So beautiful!
Be ready to wait outside if you don't have a government ID. And there are guards with a metal detector between the door and the interior of the building.
No rain cover so bring an umbrella if it looks like rain.
The interior is SPECTACULAR and has wildlife exhibits in the "tunnel".
If you are touring State Capitol Buildings, don't miss our beautiful Maine State CapitolWritten 14 December 2022
- The building was closed when we arrived so we were only able to view the building from the outside. It has a large dome, which may have been made of copper.Written 11 August 2019
- This is an interesting place to walk and learn more about trees and plants. There is no admission price, but they do accept donations. The staff was helpful. A brochure is available to learn more about the place. Children will like it.Written 16 August 2019
- The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial is worth a stop, and park was very clean, but there is not much else to see there. Quiet place to take a rest.Written 21 April 2022
- One really has to be a fan of rocks, fossils, minerals, crystals, and metaphysics to appreciate this place. They had some nice jewelry pieces and spiritual items like dreamcatchers. It's not my thing, but I can see how someone into this stuff would like it.Written 12 October 2021
- You don't expect to see this statue commemorating Samantha Smith when visiting the State House. It's a fitting tribute to her but also melancholy because she died in a plane crash at age 13.Written 12 October 2021
- We visited the Holocaust and Human Rights Center today. We were very impressed with the quality of the exhibits--current one is on artifacts from the Holocaust. There are informative descriptions with each that provide a lot of information in a compact space.
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and have a passion for teaching. The center is about all forms of discrimination--LGBTQ, immigrants, other genocides. Maine is lucky to have such a resource. Highly recommended.Written 21 June 2019
- This review is just for the exterior of the mansion. It's a Colonial Revival built with local granite and bricks from St. Louis, and it's very 'stately' (no pun intended). I'd love to see the interior, but you have to attend an event, and I'm from Saco, so it's unlikely that'll ever happen. It's an impressive building and not far from that nerve-racking rotary down the street.Written 12 October 2021
- I'm obsessed with this building. The architecture is so beautiful! This time I took some photos of it while I was walking along Water Street.Written 12 October 2021
- So this is the second or third time we have been here with our now 4 year old girls. This place is not large, but they somehow remained entertained for almost 2.5 hours! We used our reciprocal museum membership which gave us 50% off admission. That made this a bargain! New exhibit of topographical sand map was really cool. Nice craft area for stickers, painting, stamps. Would suggest they add a sink in that area for cleanup.
Verdict: great way to fill a chunk of afternoon in the winter. I am sure we will be back!Written 11 February 2018
- This is a full service Civic Center just off Interstate 95. Serves as the home court for U-Maine Augusta basketball. Also serves as class room space for the college. Saw some great concerts there back in the day including Springsteen, Elvis and Chicago. A good boat and sporting show each spring. Also home for High School state basketball tournamentWritten 28 September 2018
- Mt. Hope Cemetery is a large and picturesque cemetery located at the top of Winthrop Street near the Augusta State Airport. Several of the tombstones date back to the 18th century and there are lots of 19th century ones. Many war veterans and politicians are buried here including General John Chandler, one of the two first Maine senators and who died in 1841. It's a beautiful cemetery with great surrounding views, especially this time of year when the foliage is at peak.Written 15 October 2021
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