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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

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Address: 226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
Phone Number: (207) 729-6606
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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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Very interesting. The tours are one hour and if I did not have children with me I might have gone around for a second hour. Very informative and interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Titus T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. The tours are one hour and if I did not have children with me I might have gone around for a second hour. Very informative and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Thank Vaughn S
Brunswick, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 July 8, 2016

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 June 26, 2016

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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Thank Jiminy7
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.

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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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