Family Friendly Activities & Attractions in Augusta, ME
If you're visiting our Androscoggin Lake campground with your kids, there is plenty to do on-site to keep the whole family busy during your stay! Although we offer a lot of family-friendly activities on-site, downtown Augusta is only 20 minutes away from our Maine campground and offers a lot of awesome activities that are perfect for kids! Keep reading to learn about the top things to do in Augusta, Maine and how you can make the most of your next trip to Augusta!
Maine State Museum
The Maine State Museum is the perfect place to stop with your family if you're visiting our Maine Camping Resort. Learn all about the state of Maine with 12,000 years of history highlighted through various exhibits including Native American history, natural sciences, Maine's gems, pilgrims, and so much more. Find a full list of exhibits and purchase your tickets here
Children's Discovery Museum of Central Maine
If your kids prefer more interactive exhibits at museums, the Children's Discovery Museum is the right choice! A little different from the Main State Museum, this museum is designed to be a place for curious little minds to explore, learn, and play! They are currently awaiting their new 2023 exhibits, which you can view here
. Stop at this museum to give your children a chance for some hands-on learning opportunities.
Old Fort Western
Old Fort Western was built in 1754, and is the oldest surviving wooden fort in America. Visitors can also see the James Howard that was inhabited by 1770, and the general store stocked with supplies sold by Howard to other settlers. Tour the Garrison Building, the oldest French & Indian War garrison in the country, and learn about the life of a French & Indian War soldier. Click here to read all that you can do when you visit this Augusta, Maine attraction.
As one of the earliest documented buildings in the entire state, Capitol Park located in Augusta, Maine is a great historical sight to see. Visit Capitol Park
to see the historical Maine State House
- the state's Capitol building. The park is a state-owned public park which sometimes hosts outdoor events! Check out the state's history next time your in town.
Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe
If you're a family full of readers, the Maine Coast Book Shop
and Cafe is the perfect charming little spot to grab a coffee, pastry, and something to read. Help the kids pick out books to keep them busy during the roadtrip, or pick out a magazine for yourself to read poolside during your stay! If you're hungry, their full service cafe serves coffee, tea, and pastries.
Coastal Children's Museum
The Coastal Children's Museum has the mission of providing children and families the opportunity to explore, discover, and learn about the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine’s mid-coast, through play. There are plenty of interactive rooms and play areas, so kids can have fun and let out some energy while still learning about the state at this Augusta, Mine activity! Check out their exhibits here
Augusta Civic Center
The Augusta Civic Center
accommodates a variety of events all year long! With 49,000 total square feet, an impressive Main Auditorium, two ballrooms, 23 flexible capacity rooms, and full catering services, it's easy to find accommodations or events that are perfect for you and your family. From comedy to live shows, check out their wide variety of events and see if any fall during the time of your trip to our Maine campground!
As you can see, Augusta, ME is a great place to visit with plenty of activities that the whole family will enjoy. Between museums, historic tours, and the nation's history, your itinerary will be filled during your trip! Once you've spent time exploring the city, you can come back to your home base at Jellystone Park™ Androscoggin Lake - known as one of the best campgrounds near Augusta - to continue the fun! We hope this helps you plan your next family trip to this unique city!