Experience the kind of Maine we usually keep to ourselves!

You are cordially invited to visit a place that is filled with 'best kept secrets.' Visitors to the Augusta region enjoy the best in historical, cultural and recreational offerings. Follow these links to learn more.

Heritage

Old Fort Western 
America’s oldest surviving (1754) wooden fort. A National Historic Landmark located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Augusta.

Kennebec/Chaudiere International Heritage Corridor
A tourist route rich in history and cultural heritage that links the Province of Québec to the State of Maine. 

Kennebec Historical Society
KHS is an organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and interpret artifacts relating to the rich history of Maine’s capital city and the rest of Kennebec County. 

State House, Governor’s Mansion and Capital Park 
The center of state government activities in Augusta. History, architecture and beauty. Follow this link to the Maine Senate home page, and click on ‘History/General’ (left hand menu) to learn more about these attractions.

Maine State Museum
Downeast Traveler called it “one of the country’s best state museums.” Experience Maine’s past through exhibits of natural environment, social history, and commerce heritage.

Maine State Archives
 
Repository of official state government archival records beginning with 1639 court records. Includes a major Civil War collection, and genealogical research records.

The Maine Military Historical Society Museum 
Maine’s only museum dedicated solely to Maine military history.

Culture

Augusta Civic Center
One of Northern New England’s most popular sites for concerts, athletic events, conventions, meetings and trade shows.

Children’s Discovery Museum

This exciting interactive children’s museum regularly schedules science workshops, performing arts programs, and special family events.

Lithgow Public Library

The Lithgow Public Library provides materials and services to help community residents of all ages meet their educational, recreational, and professional needs. 

The Maine State Library

Services to Maine citizens, libraries, educators and government and state agencies. On-line databases. 

Maine Arts Commission

Visit this site and search their calendar of events for coming arts attractions in the Augusta region.

Nature/Recreation

Pine Tree State Arboretum
A 200 acre tract where trees, shrubs, and plants are cultivated for educational, recreational and scientific purposes.

Parks and Lands 

Search here for state parks, public reserved land, or state historic sites in the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys.

Golf
Search here for golf courses in the Central Maine region.

Fishing
Follow this link to learn more about the excellent sport fishing in the Central Maine region courtesy of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. 

Outdoor Recreation
Visit Maine Outdoors.com for information and links on summer and winter recreation in Maine.

Tourism Links

Follow these links for information on things to do and where to stay when visiting Maine’s Capital City.

AARP - Augusta, Maine

Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Our regional chamber.

The Maine Attraction
Visit this comprehensive site offered by the Maine Office of Tourism.

The Maine Tourism Association

Search accommodations, camping, arts & history, and restaurants by region.

Maine Guide.com

An Internet-based guide of Maine resources.