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Back To Nature
12,000 Years In Maine
Maine Bounty: Woods, Sea And Granite
Made In Maine
Struggle for Identity
Gems and Minerals
You may take a virtual tour of the museum's exhibits by following the links above
Map of British and American positions during the Aroostook War.
Please click on an image below to learn more Beginning with King Phillip's War in 1675, Maine's English, French and Native Americans engaged in a long military struggle for control of the region. Disease, supply shortages, and the ravages of warfare finally eliminated Indians from the contest. By 1760 New France fell to British Forces and English settlements expanded inland and eastward.
1639 Deed giving Sir Fernando Gorges charter to the "Province of Maine." 1757 Map of the "War in America." 18th Century engraved powder horn. Three muskets from the War of 1812. Maine State Seal, reverse painted on glass. Early view of the Maine State House in Augusta, circa 1836. Map of British and American positions during the Aroostook War. Surveyor's compass, or circumferentor, used in the early 1800's to survey eastern Aroostoock County.


Beginning July 1, 2009
The Maine State Museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Closed all state holidays and state government closure days.  In 2009, state government closure days are July 6, August 7, September 4, October 9, and December 24.

For more information, please call 207-287-2301 or TTY 888-557-6690 or check the museum website at: