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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Hour-Long Historic Highlights of life of J.C.!

Interesting tour with very knowledgeable guide. New a little bit about J.C., but this tour filled... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Great and awesome visit

Had a super visit here a few years ago. The tour guides were awesome and informative as well as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave L
Reston, Virginia
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The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting tour with very knowledgeable guide. New a little bit about J.C., but this tour filled in all the missing pieces. Hour-long walk through of house right across the street from Bowdoin College. If it is a warm day, go early since the house would...More

Thank BunnyBinkster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a super visit here a few years ago. The tour guides were awesome and informative as well as very friendly and helpful. Across the street there is a statue of Joshua chamberlain. His gravesite is about a 5 minute drive away,

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great guided tour by a very knowledgeable docent. Nice restoration and good amount of furniture that had actually been in the house during the time Joshua Chamberlain lived there. I loved seeing personal items that were actually worn or used by him during the battle...More

1  Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well preserved house, and very informative staff. We were provided with an great explanation of each room, and the background on Chamberlain. We also saw his Medal of Honor, boots, saddle, and various other artifacts. Well worth the ride to Brunswick from where we were...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you get a good docent, then they will give you a great tour with a great deal of information about the house and Joshua Chamberlain's connection with Bowdoin college (right across the street). The tour will also explain about his family. Quite interesting.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Love this venue. A great great grandfather graduated from the Bowdoin College medical school in 1882 when Joshua Chamberlain was the college president and back when they actually had a medical school. Thus a connection of sorts. The museum is fascinating and all artifacts well...More

Thank Mort S
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Well worth the drive to Brunswick, Chamberlain's home is across the street from Bowdoin College and a short walk to the cemetery where he is buried. Amazing artifacts on display, our docent gave wonderful insight into Chamberlain's personal, military, and professional life.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Joshua L. Chamberlain was a Civil War Union Brigadier General, Governor and President of Bowdoin College. This museum provides an excellent perspective of Maine and the life of this very interesting and important man. He fought at Gettysburg and the house has artifacts from his...More

2  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain on the campus of Bowdoin College gives insight into the life of one of the great heroes of the Civil War. It was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College, who saved the day at Gettysburg...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Being Civil War buffs we stopped by the museum on Weds., Sept. 21st. Upon entry we encountered a staff person seated at the desk who was having a bad day or is like that all the time. She is described as having green hair, heavy...More

Thank larryplainspa
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7 October 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
8 April 2015|
Response from KittyRoadWarrior |
Yes! Please call us at the Chamberlain Museum to inquire on our current museum shop stock.