When you’re planning a trip to Augusta make sure to consider employing our Augusta car hire services as your main means of transportation through this capital city. Augusta is the capital of Maine, located on the Kennebec River it is the third-smallest state capital in the country and home to the University of Maine at Augusta.

Despite the city’s rather diminutive size it is served by an airport, the Augusta Airport; if you’re landing here don’t forget that you can have our Augusta car rental services have a car ready and waiting for you at the airport so that you can basically start driving towards your destination almost as soon as you land. The city is also easily reachable by road, however not by train.

Even though it is a rather small town, Augusta does offer a few attractions to its visitors, mostly related to its history as a rather important military location even though it has never been attacked.

The Old Fort Western is actually the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America with the main house being the original one built in 1754. Here you can see a 1912 marker which records the September 1775 departure of an expedition under Benedict Arnold for the capture of Quebec.

Maine State Museum features Maine-specific exhibits related to the natural history, prehistory and archeology of the state. A very interesting exhibit is a reassembled two-story woodworking mill. Also of interest is The Lion, the oldest American-made locomotive in New England.

The State Capitol Building is also open to visitors, its lawn having been home to many camped soldiers during the Civil War.

The city also features a rather large botanical garden and arboretum which enjoys five miles of trails and you can see over three hundred species of trees and shrubs while visiting it.

Whether you’ll be visiting Augusta for business purposes or for tourist reasons, you will surely benefit from employing our Augusta car hire services as they will allow you to reach your destinations in the quickest of times and not to mention the fact that you’ll be able to explore the town’s surroundings much easily with a car at your disposal.


August 29th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire