The Maine State Museum is the official Maine government's museum and is located at 230 State Street, adjacent to the Maine State House, in Augusta. Its collections focus on the state's pre-history, history, and natural science.Plan to visit Maine State Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Augusta attractions using our Augusta tour planner.
Permanent exhibits include dioramas of Maine's animals, birds and plants in different ecosystems; gems and minerals; displays about the state's natural resources and industries, including forestry, granite, fishing, and agriculture; Clovis culture and archaeological artifacts; and settlement and state history. There is also a working three-story water-powered woodworking mill, and craftsmen's work areas.
The current director of the Museum is Bernard Fishman.
Maine State Museum reviews
Lots of interesting Maine history. Came up on a rainy day from Boothbay Harbor last fall, and it was well worth the drive.
Lots of interesting Maine history. Came up on a rainy day from Boothbay Harbor last fall, and it was well worth the drive. more »
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...
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... more »
Best value on the planet!! Amazing exhibits and details everything about Maine's history. Truly something for everyone. Huge building and prices are incredible!! It is currently being re-done so it's temporarily closed. History buffs must stop here!
Went here on a goof because we had several hours to kill before an event and it was only $3 - all I can say is WOW!!!!!! This museum is fabulous!!!!! 4 floors of amazing displays, exhibits, hands on fun, history! Lots of great photo ops too. You MUST go, bring the kids, and allow yourself lots of time to see everything.
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