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5th Maine Museum

45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
+1 207-766-3330
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The annual Harvest Dinner for the benefit of the 5th Maine was tremendous

The 5th Maine commemorates the 5th Maine regiment that fought in the Civil War. It has archives of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Russell B
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Westfield, New York
Interesting Place To Stop

My wife and I were spending the day on Peaks Island and came across the Museum while riding our... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bill N
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Omaha, Nebraska
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45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
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Reviewed 13 October 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

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Reviewed 13 September 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

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 29 August 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.

Thank Dorothy D
Reviewed 21 August 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.

Thank travelsforworkBoston
Reviewed 13 August 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

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 13 July 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

Thank BellaD00
Reviewed 19 June 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.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were able to squeeze in a visit to the 5th Maine Museum. Unfortunately one exhibit for WWII was closed for renovation, but it was SO worth the time!

Thank oceanpackrat
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Civil War Regiment that created the building gets the museum title but the most fascinating exhibits focus on Peaks Island itself. The history of the island - it's settlers, the "Coney Island of the East" era, and the World War II artillery installations -...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The reviews of the museum are all correct. This is an excellent place to learn history. However, you must come here the last Sunday of June, July or August. Be there between 9-11am for the Pancake Breakfast! Open to all, no reservations. For $10 you...More

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