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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Our museum visit was lively and very informative!

Our docent Roxanne provided a lively account of Joshua Chamberlains's interesting life with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amherst, Massachusetts
Well beyond what the histories teach

I came away with a much more comprehensive knowledge of Joshua Chamberlain the man than could ever... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
H Turney M
Bangor, Maine
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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 4 days 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 22 June 2017 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 18 June 2017

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
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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.