North America > United States of America > New England > Maine > Kennebec and Moose River Valleys > Augusta (Maine)
- Augusta State Airport (AUG IATA), 75 Airport Rd, +1 207 626-2306. Small regional airport with regular Cape Air flights to Boston's Logan International Airport. Located about 1/2 mile west/northwest out Western Ave (US-202/ME-17/ME-100/ME-1) from roundabout/rotary nearest the State Capitol.
Air charter and private aircraft have access through Maine Instrument Flight, 1-888-643-3597, 123.00 MHz.
- From Portland: take US Interstate I-295 North toward Falmouth; this becomes I-95 North; follow signs for Augusta. Exit at Augusta/Western Ave, and turn right, east, into Augusta; trip is under 60 miles, about one hour total in reasonable traffic.
- From Bangor: Take I-95 South to Augusta/Western Ave, and turn left, east, into Augusta; trip is about 80 miles, a bit under 1 1/2 hours in reasonable traffic.
- From Belfast: Take Maine State Route 3 South (really west/southwest); trip is about 47 miles, or about one hour in reasonable traffic.
- 1 State Capitol Building, State St, ☎ . The west entrance is open to the public M-F, 8AM-5PM. Free guided tours are offered M-F 9AM-1PM. Free.
- 2 Maine State Museum, 83 Maine 27 (Across parking lot from the State Capitol Building), ☎ . Tu-F 9AM-5PM. Sa 10AM-4PM. Closed Su, Mo, and state holidays. Exhibits focus on Maine-specific: natural history; prehistory and archaeology; natural resources and agricultural and industrial history; working people and manufacturing; and identity. Of particular interest is the reassembled two-story woodworking mill. Entrance $2, $1 for children aged 6-18 and senior citizens aged 62 and over, free for children under 6..
- 3 Old Fort Western, 16 Cony St, ☎ . Hours vary depending on season: Memorial Day weekend to July 3: every day 1-4PM; July 4-Labor Day: M-F 10AM-4PM, Sa, Su 1-4PM; Labor Day-Columbus Day: Sa, Su 1-4PM; November–May: first Su of the month only, 1-3PM. Built in 1754, this is the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America (the main house is original). It is a National Historic Landmark. Near the rebuilt stockade overlooking the Kennebec River is a 1912 marker recording the September 1775 departure from the fort of an expedition under Benedict Arnold for the capture of Quebec. $5 ($4 for seniors aged 55 and over, $3 for children aged 6-16, free for children under 6 and residents of Augusta).
Several of the popular chain restaurants are available as well.
- 3 Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge, 15 Bangor St, ☎ . Good food, great drinks, American food with Mexican items too! Prime rib, rib eyes, etc.
- All Steak Hamburgers, 225 Hospital St. Extremely good all steak hamburgers for less than $2, hot fries, all the food cooked to order. Very reasonable prices.
|Routes through Augusta|
|Bangor ← Waterville ←||N S||→ Gardiner → Lewiston|
|Quebec City ← Winslow ←||N S||→ Hallowell → Brunswick|
|Lewiston ← Monmouth ←||W E||→ China → Bangor|
|END ←||W E||→ China → Ellsworth|
|Mexico ← Dixfield ←||W E||→ Whitefield → Rockland|