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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Worth Your Time, if You're a History Buff

Joshua ChamberlaIn is one of my heroes and I am a history buff, so, of course, I wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
MaineGuy777
A Hero's Historical Story!

My wife and I were in Brunswick to learn more about Joshua L. Chamberlain, and thanks to Ian, the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
LordThomMohr
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The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
  • Excellent68%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Joshua ChamberlaIn is one of my heroes and I am a history buff, so, of course, I wanted to visit his home! (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow also lived here!) The rooms and exhibits are generally interesting, although our tour guide could have spent a little less...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

My wife and I were in Brunswick to learn more about Joshua L. Chamberlain, and thanks to Ian, the extremely knowledgeable docent who walked us through the life of this historical figure, we had a wonderful experience. And, when the tour is over, there is...More

1  Thank LordThomMohr
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Chamberlain was a fascinating figure. One of the principal heroes of the Battle of Gettysburg, a true warrior throughout the Civil War, governor, and president of Bowdoin College. A great life. The tour gives a nice perspective to his personal history, to round out his...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

OK! So I'm a Civil War buff and predisposed to like this kind of stuff. Nevertheless, a tour of the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain house would have to interest anyone, especially someone with a nose for history. A case could be made that Chamberlain and his...More

2  Thank PeterEfromNJ
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

One of the little known, but nonetheless a hero, of the Civil War. He helped save the Union at Gettysburg and went on to win a Congressional Medal of Honor (on display) and serve as Governor of Maine and President of Bowdoin College. I would...More

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Our docent Roxanne provided a lively account of Joshua Chamberlains's interesting life with a balanced perspective of the politics of the Civil War. In addition to the history of the Chamberlain family, she provided very interesting information about how some of the items in the...More

Thank glanza40
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

I came away with a much more comprehensive knowledge of Joshua Chamberlain the man than could ever be gleaned from Civil War histories. Our guide clearly was steeped in every aspect of the life of the great hero and more than willing to share what...More

Thank H Turney M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We left this museum until the end of our time in Brunswick and we only had 45 minutes. But our extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide went into high gear to make sure we understood Joshua Chamberlain's place in history! I'll remember this visit after I've...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Fascinating tour led by a guide who really knew his stuff. Chamberlain is a fascinating figure and we learned a lot. House is a bit weird, but fun. He moved an old house and modified it to fit his new station in life as hero...More

Thank wiiildbill
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Interesting to those of us who know a little about this man of significant historical importance, who was also a man of character. The tour spends more time on his back ground outside of the Civi. War, which is quite interesting.

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Horses2011
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.
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Yes! Please call us at the Chamberlain Museum to inquire on our current museum shop stock.
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