Augusta -

Augusta is the state capital of Maine in the United States. It is also the county seat of the state's Kennebec County.

Get In

By Plane
  Augusta State Airport (Airport Code: AUG). 75 Airport Road (about 1/2 mile west/northwest out Western Ave [US-202/ME-17/ME-100/ME-1] from roundabout/rotary nearest the State Capitol). +1 207-626-2306 (Fax: +1 207-626-2309). Small regional airport with regular US Airways Express flights to Boston's Logan International Airport.

By Car
  From Portland: take US Interstate I-295 North toward Falmouth; this becomes I-95 North; follow signs for Augusta. Exit at Augusta/Western Ave, and turn right, east, into Augusta; trip is under 60 miles, about one hour total in reasonable traffic.
  From Bangor: Take I-95 South to Augusta/Western Ave, and turn left, east, into Augusta; trip is about 80 miles, a bit under 1 1/2 hours in reasonable traffic.
  From Belfast: Take Maine State Route 3 South (really west/southwest); trip is about 47 miles, or about one hour in reasonable traffic.


  State Capitol Building, State Street, +1 207-287-2301. The west entrance is open to the public M-F, 8 AM-5 PM. Free guided tours are offered M-F 9 AM-1 PM. Free.
  Maine State Museum, State House Complex, State Street (across the parking lot from the State Capitol Building), +1 207-287-2301 (TTY: +1 207-287-6740, Fax: +1 207-287-6633). Tu-F 9 AM-5 PM. Sa 10 AM-4 PM. Closed Su, Mo, and State holidays. Exhibits focus on Maine-specific: natural history; prehistory and archaeology; natural resources and agricultural and industrial history; working people and manufacturing; and identity. Of particular interest is the reassembled two-story woodworking mill. $2 ($1 for children aged 6-18 and senior citizens aged 62 and over, free for children under 6, $6 family maximum).
  Old Fort Western, 16 Cony Street, +1 207-626-2385 (Fax: +1 207-626-2304). Hours vary depending on season: Memorial Day weekend to July 3: every day 1-4 PM; July 4-Labor Day: M-F 10 AM-4 PM, Sa, Su 1-4 PM; Labor Day-Columbus Day: Sa, Su 1-4 PM; November-May: first Su of the month only, 1-3 PM. Built in 1754, this is the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America (the main house is original). It is a National Historic Landmark. Near the rebuilt stockade overlooking the Kennebec River is a 1912 marker recording the September 1775 departure from the fort of an expedition under Benedict Arnold for the capture of Quebec. $5 ($4 for seniors aged 55 and over, $3 for children aged 6-16, free for children under 6 and residents of Augusta).


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