455 Kennedy Memorial Dr.
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 872-5577
Fax: (207) 861-8019
Arts & Museums
Attached to the University
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 only museum in Maine that is dedicated solely to Maine military history," this museum contains numerous historical objects and artifacts pertaining to the history of the military in Maine. Educational programs are available. The Maine Military Historical Society Museum is open by appointment.
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.
The Ski Museum of Maine's mission is "to preserve and publicize the business of skiing in Maine and celebrate Maine