Maine was the 23rd state to join the union. It became a state on March 15, 1820.
Capital - Augusta
Abbreviation - ME
Nickname - Pine Tree State
Motto - "Dirigo" - I direct
Song - "State of Maine Song"
Bird - Black-capped chickadee
Flower - White Pine Cone and Tassel
Insect - Honey Bee
Area - approximately 35,387 square miles
Websites for studying about Maine
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maine
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Maine
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Maine resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Maine
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maine
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Maine.
Created by the U.S. Mint
Maine Virtual Field Trips
Old Fort WesternAugusta
Virtual field trip onlineProtecting, preserving and interpreting the 1754 National Historic Landmark fort, store and house on the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine
Owls Head Transportation MuseumOwls Head
Virtual field trip onlineThe Owls Head Transportation Museum has one of the finest collections of pioneer-era aircraft and automobiles in the world. More than 100 historic aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages and engines are on permanent display. The Aircraft Collection contains replicas and originals representing the first century of flight, from Cayley's unmanned glider (1804) to the legendary Curtiss Jenny of the barnstorming era. An outstanding collection of automobiles spans the late 19th Century and early 20th century, and includes the 1963 Prototype Mustang and a 1935 Stout Scarab (called the world's first mini-van, one of only six ever made).
Skolfield-Whittier House Museum Brunswick
Virtual field trip onlineA house represents a time-capsule for three generations of a prominent Brunswick family. Alfred Skolfield was a successful sea captain, Dr. Alice A.S. Whittier, was Maine's first female pediatrician, and Dr. Frank Whittier, one of America's first forensic pathologists. The house remains exactly as it was in 1925 when it was last occupied on a full time basis. Seventeen rooms are viewed during personalized guided tours that provide an unparalleled glimpse into nineteenth-century upper-middle-class life in Maine. If you want to learn more about this extraordinary building, take our Virtual Tour.
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