Visit

We welcome you to the First Amendment Museum for a FREE guided tour

Hours
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum to offer guided tours of our temporary exhibition.

Tours of the 1911 Gannett House are forty-five minutes to an hour long, and focus on the First Amendment and the history of the Gannett family who once lived in this historic home. Audience participation, feedback, and photography are encouraged!

Our tour space is still in development so over the coming weeks, months, and years things will constantly be changing. We invite you to make multiple visits to our space to follow our progress and help us along the way. 

Please note that while tours are free of charge, donations are welcome.

Attention: As we are in an older building, we do not have AC or central air. While we do our best to provide cooling with fans and open windows, it can get warm inside the building on very hot days. Please keep this in mind when you decide to tour the Museum. We thank you for your understanding.

Please observe the following guidelines for your visit:

  • Masks Are Optional If you are vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask when touring the museum.
  • Sanitizing Stations We have sanitizing stations provided throughout the museum, and increased hand-washing is encouraged. The museum has only one very small restroom on the ground floor.
  • No Food/Drink Please leave food and drink (other than individual water bottles) in your vehicle or outside.

Where We Are

We are located at 184 State St. in Augusta, Maine, just steps from the Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Maine State Museum and Archives. There is a small parking lot behind our museum for visitors.

Accessibility

Please enter the museum through the back door, easily seen from the parking lot. There is a ramp to the main entrance; at the moment only the first floor of the museum is wheelchair accessible.

We look forward to seeing you!