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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

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The hour tour was interesting, and the guide quite knowledgeable about Chamberlain before, during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Middletown, Connecticut
Not a history buff, and I still enjoyed it.

To be honest, I was dragged here by my girlfriend who is a civil war buff. I could care less. But... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hour tour was interesting, and the guide quite knowledgeable about Chamberlain before, during, and after the Civil War. The house was a one story, and due to the ship building background of the family, it was able to be enlarged by raising the first...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, I was dragged here by my girlfriend who is a civil war buff. I could care less. But the tour guide was so excited about his subject he make it interesting. Worth a stop. Especially if you are into history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Joshua Chamberland house an d muesem is a must see for anyone interested in the civil war The guide was extremely knowledgeable about Chamberland an d the family both before during an d after the war. In addition to being very knowledgeable the guide...More

Thank rowan1226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had an hour, and wish we'd had more, but our docent/guide filled that hour with loads of fascinating information about one of the most interesting people of the 19th Century and a true American hero. I'm not a Civil War expert, but having...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

As a person interested in the Civil War, I found this stop really valuable to my understanding of Chamberlain. The house is well maintained and the volunteers who man the gift shop and give the tours are obviously very knowledgeablew on the subject. I didn't...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you have any interest in the Civil War, Maine history, or old homes that have been/are being lovingly restored to their former glory, get off of I-95 and make a side trip to Brunswick. Stages of Chamberlain's personal and military life are well-narrated on...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to learn that the Chamberlain house was close by on our visit to Topsham and were not disappointed. The house is well restored and preserved and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. We already knew the story of Little Round Top of...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

House located at the famous college in Brunswick. Did not make the tour ( time and $12 a head). Nice gift shop with a library of books to purchase. Close to gravesite that identified the Medal of Honor recipient.

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

My 16-year-old daughter is a huge Joshua Chamberlain fan, so this place was #1 on her list of things-to-do on our two-week vacation. She was not disappointed. We enjoyed the tour, learning more things about his life. Everything we heard about his Civil War career...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
Reviewed July 2, 2018

As a retired member of the military myself, I just HAD to visit the house of Joshua Chamberlain. This man practically saved the Union single-handedly on July 2, 1863, by saving the Unions left flank from being overrun and therefore would have likely resulted in...More

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October 7, 2016|
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Response from judimama04011 | Reviewed this property |
Seasonal. After Columbus day they are only open Friday and Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 1 to 4. Close for the year on November 13th.
Bob J
April 7, 2015|
Response from KittyRoadWarrior |
Yes! Please call us at the Chamberlain Museum to inquire on our current museum shop stock.