Maine State Museum



NileGuide Expert Says:

This museum does a great job of presenting a state's history in an interesting, entertaining light - well worth a visit for Augusta region visitors.

Address:

230 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330

Contact:

tel: 207-287-2301
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Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

The Maine State Museum offers a fascinating retrospective of Maine's rich history – from its settling by prehistoric Paleo-Indians to its rich lumber, fishing, industrial and technological legacies. The museum features a vast collection of artifacts detailing life and work in Maine over the centuries. Its public exhibits are especially well designed – both colorful and compelling and very accessible for adults and children. The museum's "Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing and Costumes" bring together well preserved examples of the highly decorated textile arts produced by Maine's original inhabitants. The "Made in Maine" exhibit features a working, three-story tall woodworking mill. The "Maine Bounty" exhibit displays an 1846 steam locomotive to introduce visitors to the industries that made Maine famous. The museum offers a half to full day of intriguing exploration that will delight young and old alike.

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