Comfort Inn Civic Center
281 Civic Center Dr.
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 623-1000
Fax: (207) 623-3505
Arts & Museums
This 18th Century fort was built during the French and Indian War in 1754. It served as the British colonial outpost on the Kennebec River in today's Augusta, Maine. Never directly attacked, the fort was the starting place for the Benedict Arnold's 1775 expedition into Quebec. The fort now stands as the oldest log fort in the United States and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973. Today the fort is open to visitors with a store and museum onsite.
The Maine State Museum is a sparkling testament to the rich history and natural treasures of the region. Prehistorical exhibits are a big crowd-puller along with preserved remains, fossils, creepy reptiles, domesticated mammals, amphibians and plants. A 5000 square-foot (464 square-meter) gallery can be rented for business, social and private events. Educational programs, workshops and lectures are held here as well.
Experience what life was like in Maine during the 18th and 19th Centuries. At Washburn-Norlands Living History Center costumed actors will make it seem like you had stepped back in time! See what rural life was like as you participate in historic farm work and house chores. This interactive museum is open for appointment only, so call today and sign up for a guided tour.