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. It 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. 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... more »
Just stopped off to stretch our legs during a road trip and we were pleasantly surprised by this museum. It was terrific and did a great job of telling the story of Maine. My young kids enjoyed the museum too.
It is definitely the best value for the money of any museum I've ever been to. So many great exhibits to browse through. Fun for all age groups and interests. Multiple floors but easy to maneuver and get around. Nice little gift shop attached to it and very friendly staff throughout making it a wonderful overall experience.
Plan your trip to Augusta
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Hidden gems in Augusta
Side trips from Augusta
Popular things to do in Augusta
Childrens Museums in Augusta
Shopping in Augusta
Nearby attractions in Augusta
Trips to Maine State Museum by other users
31 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Bar Harbor Rockland Waterville 10 days in Skowhegan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm Skowhegan Riverwalk Skowhegan Indian Monument 6 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Augusta Lewiston Portland 31 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Greenville Millinocket Bar Harbor 2 days in Augusta BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Sonny's Museum Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Fort Western 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Portland Waterville Bar Harbor