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Address: 45 Seashore Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1311
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+1 207-766-3330

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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!

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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10 reviews
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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
Albany, New York
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 - make this a great stop for island visitors. Make sure you take time to admire... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 get great pancakes (including blueberry - yum), scrambled eggs, ham and baked beans. This is... More 

Thank seethedolphins
Auburn, Maine
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8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

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

Thank Tom C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
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276 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 lighthouse and Cushing Island. There's also a small, peaceful garden at its base where you... More 

Thank NieSam
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 Civil War materials on the first floor, don't forget to check out the Peaks Island... More 

Thank BuxtonMaineTraveler
Peaks Island, Maine
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

This Museum and Community Center serves locals and visitors very well. It combines memories of the Fifth Maine Regiment from the US Civil War with views of Coney Island of Maine in the 1890s and Peaks Island's role in World War II.

Thank Christopher H
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

The 5th Maine Museum offers an inside view of the retreat offered to soldiers of the 5th Mine Regiment & their families after the Civil War. It commanders a spectacular view of Casco Bay from Peaks Island, just across the bay from Portland, Maine. It contains many pieces of Civil War memorabilia from the Union as well as Confederate armies.... More 

Thank 995Traveler47
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The place was closed, but the caretaker let us in to take a peak (!) Gorgeous room and nicely presented artifacts. Great view off the back. I'd like to visit again when it was really opened.

Thank nhhomebody

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