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5th Maine Museum

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45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
+1 207-766-3330
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Beautiful History

Deep in Maine history. Makes for a great location for a wedding (my brothers) with wonderful views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephendecoste
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Peaks Island, Maine
The annual Harvest Dinner for the benefit of the 5th Maine was tremendous

The 5th Maine commemorates the 5th Maine regiment that fought in the Civil War. It has archives of... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Russell B
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Westfield, New York
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45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deep in Maine history. Makes for a great location for a wedding (my brothers) with wonderful views of Whitehead Passage, Cushing Island, Ram Island, and the Atlantic Ocean. Take a tour of the rich history of the 5th Maine, Come to view Art on the...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

The 5th Maine commemorates the 5th Maine regiment that fought in the Civil War. It has archives of the soldiers writings, war mementos and many dcivil war artifacts. The regiment house offers tours of the regiment house or you can visit and go through it...More

Thank Russell B
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

My wife and I were spending the day on Peaks Island and came across the Museum while riding our tandem bike around the island. It was an interesting and charming place to stop, especially since we enjoy exploring historical sites. There is no charge to...More

Thank William N
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We had a great stay in a beautiful room with Ocean views, sea breezes and sunlight pouring in from four big windows. The people who run this place couldn't be more helpful.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We loved this museum. We were not sure what to expect but it was very interesting. The guide was very helpful and entertaining. She kept the whole family engaged. The views are amazing from the deck. It's a must see on the island.

Thank travelsforworkBoston
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Went to Peaks with 3 grandkids, ages 12 and 10. Stopped in to visit this museum. First, there are great views from the porch. Next there is really interesting civil war memorabilia. Finally, the volunteer docent gave us a lot of really interesting information. My...More

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

A real gem of a place to stop and spend some time learning about the history of the Maine 5th Regiment. Very active regiment in the Civil War. The building has been restored lovingly and the docents are terrific. They are extremely friendly and knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Stopped in on our ride around PI, learned that is was retreat location for the Veterans. Cool history, admission by donation, great archives and knowledgeable volunteers.

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We were able to squeeze in a visit to the 5th Maine Museum. Unfortunately one exhibit for WWII was closed for renovation, but it was SO worth the time!

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

The Civil War Regiment that created the building gets the museum title but the most fascinating exhibits focus on Peaks Island itself. The history of the island - it's settlers, the "Coney Island of the East" era, and the World War II artillery installations -...More

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