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5th Maine Museum

45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
+1 207-766-3330
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Unexpected Pleasure

Went to Peaks with 3 grandkids, ages 12 and 10. Stopped in to visit this museum. First, there are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Thomas K
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
via mobile
Real live civil war items

A real gem of a place to stop and spend some time learning about the history of the Maine 5th... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Malden, Massachusetts
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45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
+1 207-766-3330
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank seethedolphins
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The building and detailed history of the 5th Maine Museum was very interesting. The volunteer guide is very knowledgeable.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were here for a wedding reception and the views and grounds were incredible. It is within half a mile of the ferry. Perfect spot for a small gathering or reunion, wedding or party.

Thank kateinboston
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This retreat built for Civil War veterans is pretty amazing. It combines both the past and the present in a beautiful waterfront setting. The exhibits are informative and the setting can't be beat. The porch is beautiful with views of nearby Ram Island with its...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Although the museum was closed, board member Dick Maguire very generously agreed to open it for us and give us a tour. The building is beautiful and the views spectacular. Dick was very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm was contagious. In addition to the very interesting...More

Thank BuxtonMaineTraveler
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