Maine State Museum
230 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
The museum describes Maine’s 12,000-plus years of history, from the paleo-Indians to the first European explorers; homes, shops, and mills where Mainers have lived and worked for centuries; and the factories, ships, and farms that are an integral part of the state’s history.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays from late June to late November, 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $2; children age 6-18, $1; family maximum, $6.
Nowetah's American Indian Museum
2 Colegrove Road (Route 27)
New Portland, ME 04961
Small museum focuses on Maine's vibrant Native American culture and history. There is a gift shop on the premises.
Hours: Year-round, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.