Augusta Travel Guide
Welcome to Augusta, ME!
A trip to Maine wouldn't be complete without a visit to Augusta, the state's capital city. History abounds in Augusta with Old Fort Western, a garrison that has been around for 250 years. Another historic site is the Blaine House, which today is used as the official Governor's Residence. For the scholarly traveler, the Maine State Museum is perfect for a summary of the rich history and culture of Maine, while for the kids there is the Children's Discovery Museum, a hands-on environment for youngsters aged three to 11. Take in a lighthouse tour through Maine Expressions, running numerous times a day. For the more adventurous type, Backcountry Heritage Outdoor Adventures offers group, family and couple tours through the diverse means of backpacking, camping, canoeing and wildlife watching. Check out Augusta's 224-acre (91-ha) park, Pine Street Arboretum, that features over 200 different species of trees.
Dating to the 1700's, one of the United States' oldest surviving wooden military buildings can be found at Old Fort Western.
Hotels & Motels
Situated in the heart of Maine's Kennebec River Valley, this Quality Inn is conveniently situated off Interstate 95 and offers amenities like free wireless Internet access, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a free 24-hour coffee bar.
Maine Expressions offers a variety of lighthouse tours along the Maine coast starting from one-day tours to multi-day tours.