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Maine State Museum, Augusta

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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.

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.
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  • 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 »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • Not to be overlooked. Explains a lot about Maine history and economics.
  • Beautiful place to visit.
  • Very interesting museum, always something to learn there and you'll never get bored while there. One trip here is not enough.
  • My son loves it. It is affordable. The staff have been welcoming. Still exploring the programs.
  • This was our first visit to this museum. It is one of the very best history museums we have visited. Great layout and wonderful information.

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