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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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Interesting history and architecture

I enjoyed this house, not only for learning about its most famous occupant, but for the unusual architecture of the home itself (the original first floor became the second floor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I enjoyed this house, not only for learning about its most famous occupant, but for the unusual architecture of the home itself (the original first floor became the second floor! Ah, ship builders....). Nice display of artifacts, great tour from a knowledgeable guide. Worth a visit, only takes about an hour.

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Manchester, NH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For those who admire Joshua L. Chamberlain, this was his home, with lots of memorabilia and a VERY knowledgeable staff who will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about him.

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Litchfield, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As a Civil War buff and also a long time teacher in the Brunswick school system I have visited the museum several times and have never been disappointed. The last visit was with a senior college class studying Maine Regiments in the Civil War so I was part of a group tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Poperinge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a very interesting museum, made more so by the guide who was very knowledgeable and was passionate about his subject. Joshua Chamberlain was a civil war general who took the surrender of General Lee's confederate troops and yet he has been totally forgotten. Well worth the visit.

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Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Excellent guided tour with information about the different phases of Joshua Chamberlain's life, the influence of his parents, the fate of his siblings. Also much about his wife, Fanny, and their often separate lives. The house even has its own history. Well worth a visit!

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Speedway, Indiana
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Enjoyed this historic home of one of my heros Joshua Chlamberlain. Was a little disappointed that there was not more of the original furnishings, but the artifacts there, and the tour guide talking about the history made it a great visit! It's next to the Bowdoin College Campus. Don't forget to visit the artifact display at the Campus Library 3rd... More 

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Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This guy was a TRUE HERO!!! Civil war, Governor, University President. You see the ACTUAL dishes + furniture Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain used. Also medals and other military things. The tour was FANTASTIC!!! Thank you!

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washington dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were a group of nine, ranging in age from 5 to 65. The docents captured our imagination with the story of this outstanding soldier-teacher. An important site, but it needs financial help.

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New Gloucester, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been interested in Chamberlain since visiting the Gettysburg battlefield many years ago. Although we live in Maine, we had never found the museum open, but decided it was time to make it a destination. Glad we did, our tour guide was obviously a historian as well, and even though he was a bit under the weather "made our... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I happen to be a Civil War buff so Chamberlain's house was a must see. Learned about the many other aspects of this interesting man as politician, academic and family man. House has been restored quite well and is worth a visit.

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