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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-6606
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

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Manchester, NH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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124 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Redwood City, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've been to Maine several times before but during the off season when the museum was closed. Made sure our timing allowed us to experience this great piece of history this time. So very glad we did! What an amazing man! Our guide shared many interesting facts related to General Chamberlain's life. As much as we already knew, there was... More 

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