BRICKYARD HOLLOW – Augusta, MAINE BREWERY & PIZZA
Welcome to Brickyard Hollow Pizza in Augusta!
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Our Augusta location is more than just a dining destination; it’s a journey through time. As you savor our hand-crafted beers brewed with passion and precision, let the tales of old Augusta come alive. Each bite of our artisanal dishes from locally sourced ingredients celebrates the city’s rich agricultural heritage.
But it’s not just about the past. At Brickyard Hollow, we’re also about creating new memories. Whether you’re catching up with old friends, making new ones, or simply soaking in the ambiance, we ensure every moment is special.
Craft Pizza in Augusta
Using the freshest local ingredients, our culinary team crafts pizzas that are not just meals but experiences. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, join us in celebrating Augusta’s spirit, one delicious bite at a time.
A Glimpse into Augusta’s Rich History
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The city’s history is marked by significant events, from the establishment of Fort Western in 1754 to its incorporation as a city in 1849. Augusta’s streets and buildings carry the names of early settlers, a testament to their lasting impact on the city’s development.
Over the centuries, Augusta has been a trade, industry, and political hub. Its downtown area, which once suffered a devastating fire, now stands proudly with brick and granite structures. The city has also been home to notable political leaders and artists, adding to its rich cultural tapestry.
Today, Augusta boasts numerous historic sites, with 40 separate sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city’s commitment to preserving its history is evident in initiatives like the Museum in the Streets™ in downtown Augusta.
For a detailed timeline of Augusta’s history, visit the Kennebec Historical Society.
Things to Do in Augusta
- Fort Western: Step back in time at Fort Western, America’s oldest surviving wooden fort. Established in 1754, this historic landmark offers a glimpse into the life of early settlers and soldiers. Guided tours provide insights into the fort’s architecture, daily operations, and role during the Revolutionary War.
- Kennebec Arsenal: Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, the Kennebec Arsenal is a testament to Augusta’s military history. Once a major military supply depot, the arsenal complex consists of several historic buildings showcasing 19th-century military architecture. Wander through the grounds and learn about the arsenal’s significance during various wars and conflicts.
Nature and Scenery
- Kennebec River: The heart of Augusta, the Kennebec River, offers a tranquil escape. Its shimmering waters are perfect for boating and fishing. Several local companies offer kayak and canoe rentals for those exploring the river up close. The riverbanks provide scenic walking and biking trails for those who prefer land, offering picturesque views, especially during sunrise and sunset.
- Viles Arboretum: A haven for nature lovers, this 224-acre botanical garden showcases diverse trees and plants. Wander through themed gardens, explore the wetlands, and enjoy the serenity of nature.
- Arts Scene: Augusta boasts a vibrant arts community. From local theaters showcasing plays and musicals to art galleries displaying works from local and renowned artists, there’s always something to captivate art enthusiasts. The Colonial Theater, a historic venue, often hosts live performances, while the Harlow Gallery features rotating art exhibitions.
- Architectural Wonders: Augusta’s skyline is dotted with historic buildings, each telling its own story. Many of these structures were designed by esteemed architects and reflect various architectural styles, from Victorian to Colonial. Take a self-guided walking tour to admire these architectural gems, including churches, government buildings, and historic homes.
- Maine State Museum: Dive into Maine’s rich history, culture, and natural environment at the Maine State Museum. With interactive exhibits spanning various topics, from geology to industrial history, it’s a must-visit for history buffs and families.
- Blaine House: This historic mansion, known as the Governor’s Mansion, is an architectural marvel. Guided tours offer insights into the history of the house and its famous residents, including James G. Blaine.
- State Capitol: The seat of Maine’s government, the State Capitol, is an iconic structure with a stunning dome. Visitors can take guided tours to learn about the state’s legislative process and the history of the building.
- Shopping: Whether looking for unique souvenirs or the latest fashion, Augusta has something for every shopper. Wander through Water Street to discover local boutiques offering handcrafted goods, antiques, and more. For those looking for well-known brands, the Marketplace at Augusta is the go-to destination.
Check out Visit Maine’s guide for more things to do in Augusta