State House
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The seat of government in Augusta.
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  • Steve M
    Pulaski, Tennessee584 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the time to visit
    If you are in Augusta Maine, this is a must see. The staff was very nice and polite and willing to answer any questions. We did the self-guided tour. They do offer guided tours but we had other places to visit. I have to say, this is the only capitol that the Governor's Office does not have a U.S. flag and the state flag at the door.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • harryatkck
    Kansas City, Kansas986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice capital building to visit
    The inside is what I expected it to be. It is very functional with modest decorations. There are replicas of Civil War regimental flags to include that of the 20th Maine. Free parking is available at the legislative parking garage which is a short walk from the entrance. The public entrance is at the back of the building. You can also go outside on the portico at the front of the building where there are rocking chairs to sit in. This was a nice place to visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Denise K
    559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok Visit
    We went on July 3 so there were no tours. It was self guided so we missed out on details that we would have gotten on a guided tour. The Sargent at Arms was in the House to answer questions and another gentleman was in the Senate to answer questions.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2024
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Denise K
Woodridge, Illinois, United States559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
We went on July 3 so there were no tours. It was self guided so we missed out on details that we would have gotten on a guided tour. The Sargent at Arms was in the House to answer questions and another gentleman was in the Senate to answer questions.
Written 7 July 2024
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harryatkck
Kansas City, KS986 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The inside is what I expected it to be. It is very functional with modest decorations. There are replicas of Civil War regimental flags to include that of the 20th Maine. Free parking is available at the legislative parking garage which is a short walk from the entrance. The public entrance is at the back of the building. You can also go outside on the portico at the front of the building where there are rocking chairs to sit in. This was a nice place to visit.
Written 21 September 2023
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Steve M
Pulaski, TN584 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
If you are in Augusta Maine, this is a must see. The staff was very nice and polite and willing to answer any questions. We did the self-guided tour. They do offer guided tours but we had other places to visit. I have to say, this is the only capitol that the Governor's Office does not have a U.S. flag and the state flag at the door.
Written 6 September 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Guided tours are available in the morning, or you can wander around on your own in the afternoon! The self guided brochure is quite helpful explaining what there is to see.
Written 27 August 2023
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Coral P
Canton, NY1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
My experience at the Maine State house was ok. I don’t really care for it because it was boring and the tour guide was not very helpful and interesting. I don’t think it is a great place to go.
Written 22 August 2023
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lhgc999999999
New England45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The tours are only in the morning, but you don’t need to reserve in advance (unlike the governor’s mansion). The grounds tours are at the same times. We had Crystal as our tour guide, and she was fantastic! The tour was very extensive (1 hour) . Crystal was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and suggested photo ops. The state house, while not ornate, is very impressive, very accessible to the public, and well worth seeing.
Written 11 July 2023
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,751 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Was passing by on I95 and this is just off the Interstate, so I stopped in for a visit. Very easy to get to and lots of free parking nearby, especially as I arrived here before 9am. You can only enter through the back door. The security there was very friendly and helpful. They gave me a self guided tour brochure and off I went. Interesting building with the Senate and House chambers. The staff there was also very friendly and welcoming. Learned a lot about the state through the brochure. Be sure to walk around the outside to the front of the building. Best view of the capital building from there. Worth a visit and happy that I made the stop.
Written 13 March 2023
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL1,133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We spent almost an hour walking around the outside and inside of the capitol building. We also saw the Blaine governor’s mansion from the street. Only the back entrance of the capitol was open to the public, and we went through the metal detector and picked up a self-guided tour brochure at the desk just beyond it. In a room to the right of the desk is a collection of butterflies from Maine and elsewhere. There are nice portraits of Maine political figures and others throughout the building. On the third floor be sure to look up at the dome, and step out onto the veranda to see the view of the park toward the Kennebec River. And don’t miss the fossils in the black limestone strips on the floors. There are taxidermy dioramas in the underground corridor to the state office building.
Written 5 July 2022
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PRSRJS
Potomac, MD733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
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
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Dan A
Alpharetta, GA1,150 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Road trip! Our 24th State Capitol. We arrived at 8:15 to walk around a few minutes before the first tour at 9:00. When got back to the tour desk a few minutes before 9:00 the tour person very rudely told us that she didn’t have room for us because she had a bunch of school children there and all of the tours were full. We asked if we could tag along with one of the school groups (as we have done in a few other Capitols) and again she very rudely told us no. Turns out other Capitol employees already knew that this woman is less than polite to Capitol visitors based on their comments to us and even apologized for her behavior. Be prepared!
Be sure to visit the tunnel between the Capitol and their office building to see the wildlife exhibits.
Written 7 May 2019
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