“The capitol of the state of Maine”
The Maine State House in Augusta, Maine is the state capitol of the State of Maine. The building was completed in 1832, one year after Augusta became the capital of Maine. Built using Maine granite, the State House was based on the design of the Massachusetts State House (Maine was formerly part of Massachusetts, and became a separate state in 1820). Governor Paul LePage and the Maine Legislature convene at the State House.
We visited the Maine State House as is our tradition when we are in a state that we have not visited before. We were there on a Friday and parking was easy to find in the visitor lot by the Maine History Museum. There was a lot of construction going on when we were there so getting a good picture was kind of tough. We went through the security station and then you are basically allowed to roam the halls and look around.
The house and senate chambers were open for you to look in, you did not even have to go up to the viewing balcony. The rotunda in this capital is pretty plain jane and everything the state house seemed to be very down to earth.
Before you leave, head down the stairs by the security station, here you will find 4 dioramas of wildlife that you will find in Maine. There are black bears and moose among other animals for you to see.
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