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Address: 226 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: (207) 729-6606
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

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Time Well Spent!

My husband and I made it for the last tour of the day (3 pm). Guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and provided interesting architectural history of the house, too. We enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I made it for the last tour of the day (3 pm). Guide was knowledgeable, entertaining and provided interesting architectural history of the house, too. We enjoyed looking at all the Civil War and family artifacts and pictures. A wonderful museum!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was Joshua Chamberlains' house, turned around to have a better address. The hero of Little Roundtop, the man who accepted the Rebel flag of surrender really lived here when he was President of Bowdoin College. Our guide clearly cared about Joshua Chamberlain, and had immersed himself in Chamberlain's life, clearly knowing lots more than he told us, unless we... More 

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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband and I are into Civil War information, so we had to take in this house and museum. They take you through his home, there is a lot of his items displayed and since he was a large factor in Bowdoin College, the city of Brunswick and the State of Maine, there is a long history to tell. Our... More 

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Bowdoin, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have lived in the area all my life and I finally decided to visit the Chamberlain Museum. I love going through historic homes. It was interesting to hear that after Joshua's death many of the household furnishings were sold, auctioned off, or given away. Many items were donated back to the museum, some were bought by the trust. I... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited the JLC Museum today in Brunswick, ME. The tour was a little over an hour and our guide Roxanne was exceptional. All the history, insights and stories were Awesome with a capital A. I learned something of the Major General before our visit and that helped corroborate what I heard from Roxanne and not overtake my memory...:-). His wife... More 

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Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A must see if you are a Civil War buff. Interesting artifacts and a wonderful tour through his house.

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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is the home of one of the North's most famous heroes of the Civil War. If you are at all interested in this type of thing, the old house and the stories that are shared by the docent will provide you with a good hour or more of interest and entertainment. Joshua Chamberlain was a classic American hero -... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Toured the Chamberlain house and museum on July 18, 2015. Our tour guide was Steve, and he was very knowledgeable and very informative. He concentrated less on Chamberlain's war record (except in the library) and more on the Chamberlain family and Chamberlain after the war as Governor and President of Bowdoin College. The house is still under restoration after being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Recent visit not too excited with the house quite interesting that there was another floor added but unfortunately too much info about civil war and not enough house to see for me think was spoilt by seeing skolfield Whittier first, disappointed !

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Gardiner, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This tour was super informative with many things to see and hear about. Our guide spent a complete hour with us and was very knowledgable . The house was filled with beautiful articheture . Well worth the time and reasonable fee.

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