The Mission of the
First Amendment Museum
is to inspire Americans to understand and live their First Amendment freedoms.
Our five First Amendment Freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition our government — are the cornerstone of our democracy. When Americans understand and value these freedoms and incorporate them into their daily lives, democracy thrives, and all may reap its benefits.
Empowering Americans to champion their freedoms
Today, our ability to understand, protect, and exercise our First Amendment freedoms is just as critical as ever. Democracy cannot operate without informed, active, and engaged citizens, and our constitution gives us all the right to participate. But what are our constitutional rights as American citizens? And how many of us actually know them? This is why the First Amendment Museum was formed, and why we need your help today. Watch our video below to see more.
The First Amendment Museum is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations can be sent to the First Amendment Museum, 184 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330. Checks may be made payable to the First Amendment Museum.Give
To connect with us and learn more about upcoming events, traveling exhibits, and what’s happening at the museum right now, visit us @firstamendmentmuseum.
Open for free guided tours, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am – 2pm.