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Skolfield-Whittier House

161 Park Row, Brunswick, ME
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Brunswick
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A time-capsule museum that is located in a 17-room sea captain's house.

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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A fascinating visit, three generations of the same family lived in the house and it would seem that nothing was ever thrown away. The last generation of three sisters never married or had children so the last surviving one left the house to the local history society. Our docent Barbara was very good and obviously loves the house and her... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We are old house buffs and this was a real treat. We had a guide for just the two of us and she was very knowledgable about the house and its history. One gets the impression that the inhabitants moved out the day before and were a little messy. Lots of history here with great examples of living in the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Loved this tour. We had a great tour guide and it was such a treat to see a house exactly as it was lived in.

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Brunswick, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

No museum you'll ever see will leave the impression you'll get as a result of visiting this attraction. It is simply unique and completely indescribable. You just will not be prepared for what you will see, because it is so hard to imagine the mentality that created it all. Impress and amaze your friends by taking them for a visit... More

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Brunswick, Maine
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Wonderful Victorian home in downtown Brunswick, little changed since it was built around the Civial War. Donated to the local historical society "as is" by descendents of the original family.

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Berea, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is really two houses joined together, and one side is still set up the way it was when the family left nearly a century ago. There are wonderful antiques and mementoes of a bygone era here, and it was also the home of both a sea captain and the doctor who ushered in modern forensic science. (Frank Whittier began... More

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Falmouth, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Great Victorian house in Brunswick - built and lived in by one family until 1980's (?). House is jammed packed with personal furniture and items left by the last sister who lived there and who left the house to the historical society. You will enjoy it as it is left nearly as it was lived in.

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