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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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Great tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Gardiner, Maine
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Guided tours rely on the strength of the tour guide. Dan was a wealth of information shared in a way that kept your anticipating the next nugget of information. We were also provided with a map so we could conduct our own walking tour of JLC sites. Everyone was helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable.

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Topsham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed our tour of the house several years ago. The second floor was added by Chamberlain some years after the original first floor which is where most of the tour took place. The first floor has glass cases of Chamberlain artifacts including Civil War objects. The tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. There is a donation box, but I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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Address: 226 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: (207) 729-6606
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick

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