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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

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Address: 226 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone Number: (207) 729-6606

The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

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Great for walking tour in downtown Brunswick.

Very well done look at history of a USA civil war General who made history on the battlefield and off

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well done look at history of a USA civil war General who made history on the battlefield and off

Thank Vaughn S
Brunswick, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been a half dozen times in 10 years, and every time I go I learn something new. Docents are very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Difficult access to top floor for mobility impaired, but that's understandable.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dan was our tour guide and he had a wealth of knowledge about the house, history, family. The tour and background stories were amazing.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the very best sense of the word and worth a trip whether you're visiting Brunswick, the Great State of Maine or maybe even live here, as we do. What are we as a people and as Americans without our history? Answer: Nothing. And a trip back into time and the lovely Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain house - and, of course,... More 

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Medal of Honor recipient due to his courage & leadership at Gettysburg, and his home has a fantastic amount of memorabilia from him, including his original Medal of Honor. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable, and the gift shop had a great variety of things to commemorate the visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

For all that's interested American History. In particular the Civil War and what life and dedicated cause meant to individuals at this specific era. Take notice, and enjoyable adventure.

Thank Joy N
Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I give this a 5 not because it's the world's or even the town's best museum but because it was the home of one of our country's greatest heroes, Chamberlain. Over the years it has been restored and now it is a gem of 19th century living brought back. His grave is in the nearby cemetery and every year I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

If you are really into civil war history than this is for you, if not then reconsider going. An excellent piece of American and specifically Maine history.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour, which led us through many of the rooms, pointed out interesting artifacts belonging to the Chamberlain family, and gave us a good overview of the life and accomplishments of a very important figure in the Civil War.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you are a history buff like my husband this home should not be missed. There is a small admission but you are with a guide who explains each room, contents and shares history about pieces. Our guide was wonderful and since we were the only ones on the tour it allowed her to spend more time telling us about... More 

Thank Cheri W

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