New Entry Screening of All Visitors to the State House

Beginning in January 2012, the Maine Capitol Police are conducting entry screening of all visitors to the Maine State House, including students. To expedite the screening process, please:

  • arrive early for your State House Tour to allow time for the screening process; time needed for the screening process will vary;

  • if possible, start your visit to the State House Complex at the Maine State Museum where you can leave lunches and bags in the bins provided, or in the museum's coat room;

  • if your group is going directly to the State House, please leave lunches, bags, unnecessary metal objects, and other personal belongings on the bus or in your car; and

  • remember that cell phones, keys, and other personal belongs brought into the State House will be screened by an x-ray machine.

During inclement weather or if the group is very large, groups should enter the State House through the Cross State Office Building, opposite the State House. Once inside the building, take an immediate right, go directly down the stairs and through the connector to the State House. Please stay in line to one side of the hallway to allow others to pass.