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A tour of this museum gives the visitor a good look at so much: the life of Peaks Island, the history of the Civil War and its people, battles and artifacts, interesting late 19th century architecture, and a lovely garden. The exhibits are clear and...More
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
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
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
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.
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
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