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Address: 161 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011-2005
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A time-capsule museum that is located in a 17-room sea captain's house.

A time-capsule museum that is located in a 17-room sea captain's house.

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Enjoyed seeing this house so much. It's a time capsule for the life of a wealthy Victorian family. Did not disappoint. A one hour tour - started on the hour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing this house so much. It's a time capsule for the life of a wealthy Victorian family. Did not disappoint. A one hour tour - started on the hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

One Of The Best Historical Homes We Have Been to, All of The Home is Still intact as if The Home is Still Lived In. Our Guide was Awesome as She Told us All About The Home, The Families and Secrets of The Home. Well Worth The Combo Package Price to To See This Home and the Joshua Chamberlain Home.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The tour guide was excellent, took her time in showing us everything. One of the few historic homes where the family evidently left everything intact, just up and left. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I saw the review on the chamberlain house that this house basically kicked that house's butt so we rerouted ourselves to pop in. It did not disappoint. Thank god for three generations of quirky hoarders. This place is the best preserved historical home I've seen and I've been to quite a few that set a high bar. From the wash... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband and I love touring old houses and learning of its occupants and its history. We were NOT disappointed when we toured this magnificent mansion. Our tour guide, Norma, went above and beyond to make this tour so very special for the two of us. She patiently answered any of our questions, and showed us so many things that... More 

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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What a find! A house that has set through generations, owned by families that hardly got rid of anything. A step back in time, making you feel like the owners of the home could still be present. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and really wanted you to know the people who lived here. The items may be starting to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Everyone associated with this project is serious about protecting the integrity of its authenticity, consequently when we arrived for our visit and tour we were warmly greeted & invited to cover our shoes with thin booties (provided) in order to protect the house. The house is an interesting glimpse into this American family & their home & its evolution, as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

this house is amazing there is so much to see it is beautiful I would highly recommend a visit it has fantastic history special thanks to Norma our guide she is very knowledgeable and clearly loves the house which made the tour so great as we loved seeing it and she loved showing it to us thankyou norma

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Poperinge
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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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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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