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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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OK! So I'm a Civil War buff and predisposed to like this kind of stuff. Nevertheless, a tour of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bloomfield, New Jersey
A worthwhile visit

One of the little known, but nonetheless a hero, of the Civil War. He helped save the Union at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry M
Portland, Oregon
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The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank PeterEfromNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading home from vacation I stopped by a quilt shop to look around. After I finished I asked the owner what I could see while in town for the day. How about the Joshua Chamberlain museum! So glad we stopped. A great tour guide with...More

Thank parmalat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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.

Thank Roycethevoice
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Always wanted to visit the home of the hero of Gettysburg. Took the house tour and really enjoyed it. I like the idea that they are trying to keep the house original instead of just filling it with period pieces.

Thank Drkknight03431
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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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.