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Address: 45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME
Phone Number: 207-766-3330
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This Museum and Community Center serves locals and visitors very well. It combines memories of the Fifth Maine Regiment from the US Civil War with views of Coney Island of Maine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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Peaks Island, Maine, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This Museum and Community Center serves locals and visitors very well. It combines memories of the Fifth Maine Regiment from the US Civil War with views of Coney Island of Maine in the 1890s and Peaks Island's role in World War II.

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Niskayuna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The 5th Maine Museum offers an inside view of the retreat offered to soldiers of the 5th Mine Regiment & their families after the Civil War. It commanders a spectacular view of Casco Bay from Peaks Island, just across the bay from Portland, Maine. It contains many pieces of Civil War memorabilia from the Union as well as Confederate armies.... More 

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nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place was closed, but the caretaker let us in to take a peak (!) Gorgeous room and nicely presented artifacts. Great view off the back. I'd like to visit again when it was really opened.

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

many historic artifacts and professional staff, clean well-run, i9ncludes all of islands history including world war two. clean, easy to follow

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I wish I had spent more time, but an afternoon rain came up, and we had to catch the ferry. This seemed like one of those places which seem simple, but can stand up to some digging around. I would have loved to check out the personal accounts in the library. Obviously well-cared for in a beautiful location, it is... More 

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Peaks Island, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Don't expect your visit to be only exhibits relating to the 5th Maine during the Civil War. The museum also tells the story about Peaks Island during WWII. Much to learn and see. If you can peg down the Curator you'll learn every detail. She is a born and bred Peaks Islander.

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boston,ma.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

While on our walk around the island with some friends we visited the 5th to show them the civil war memorabilia they have on display. The woman running the museum then brought us upstairs and we told us a detailed history of the island. You wouldn't think a small unassuming island would have such such a fascinating history, but between... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We arrived here by peaks island tours via golf cart great tour and history of the island, apparently owners are the same and a must do when on the island

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Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stop here first when going to Peaks Island before biking around. It's neat to actually walk around one of the old houses, get a complete history of the island. All for a suggested $5 donation.

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