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Wonderful tour!

A tour of this museum gives the visitor a good look at so much: the life of Peaks Island, the... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Cute museum, worth the $5

It does cost $5 to enter the museum but it had a lot of local history and civil war artifacts. Very... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
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45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

It does cost $5 to enter the museum but it had a lot of local history and civil war artifacts. Very good views from the porch! Stop for a while it’s worth the money!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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