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Group Tour Information

*There is no admission or program charge for school groups.

* Determine which of the programs and tours your group would find most interesting. Go To Program Descriptions

* Select three dates: a preferred date and two alternates for your visit.

* Completely fill in the FORM and simply click send. We will confirm your date, either the first choice, or an alternate, by mail. If you prefer to print out the form and mail it, please click HERE. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it, you can find Acrobat here. Link to Adobe Acrobat Reader

* Plan to arrive for your first tour on time. Groups arriving late may lose the opportunity for a complete tour or program.

* Each group should have one (1) adult for each ten (10) children. Adults must stay with their groups at all times.

* Make photocopies of the tour confirmation letter for each adult supervisor.

* The Maine State Museum has a museum store which offers educational materials and souvenir items.

* Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed in any exhibit area.

* Buses may not unload or park directly in front of the museum. If the State House parking lot is full, buses must move to the bus parking area after dropping off the group at the designated stop. Go To Map

* If you must cancel your trip, please advise the Museum as soon as possible.

* Springtime is a very busy season for school group tours. If you would like more individualized attention, please schedule your visit for another time.

* Make arrangements in accordance with local school board policies for dealing with emergencies which might require a child to be seen by a doctor or to be hospitalized.

Examples: obtaining travel and emergency care permission slips and telephone numbers of parents/guardians.

* The Maine State Museum is working to comply with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If any participants need a special accommodation, please contact the Museum at least two weeks before the planned visit to allow us the time necessary to respond to the requested accommodation.

General Admission

Adults..........................$ 2.00
Childre 6-18...............$ 1.00
Senior Citizen............$ 1.00
Family Maximum.......$ 6.00


Group Admission

Children...............................No admission charge
Programs for children........No charge
Adults..................................$ 1.25
Programs for adults...........$ 5.00



Education Programs are 30 minutes in length with a maximum of 15 people per program. Self-guided tours should allow at least one hour.

For more info: Contact the Maine State Museum

Other Programs that we schedule :

Blaine House

The official residence of Maine’s governors was presented to the State of Maine in 1919 as a gift from the Blaine family. The guided tour through the first floor rooms of the mansion describes the historical background of James G. Blaine and the official uses of the house.

NOTE: official functions may cause the cancellation of your tour.

25 person maximum

Length of tour 25 minutes.



Maine State House

Designed by Charles Bulfinch and completed in 1832, the Maine State House serves as the center of state government, and stands as a tangible symbol of the achievements of the past, the vitality of the present and the aspirations of the future. The guided tour includes the Old Museum, the Hall of Flags, and the chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Orientation lectures are presented in the House Gallery and Senate Chamber when the legislature is not in session. Length of tour: 45 minutes (60 person capacity).

NOTE: reserved seating in the House Gallery cannot be guaranteed during the legislative session. Scheduled events in the State House, especially during the legislative session, may affect your tour. Many of these events and the dates they are scheduled are listed in the legislative website:

Tour Guide available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



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: