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Exceptional tour guide

Wasn't sure what to expect when we joined a guided tour with a world war 2 vet. He described the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Fascinating house full of history

There are two houses run by the Pejepscot Historical Society. To be honest, this sounded like the... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
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The home of the former governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
226 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-3303
+1 207-729-6606
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect when we joined a guided tour with a world war 2 vet. He described the history of this place and the chamberlain families as if he knew them personally. Our tour went over the prescribed hour, and I was sorry...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

There are two houses run by the Pejepscot Historical Society. To be honest, this sounded like the less interesting of the two, but as there was a discounted ticket if you visited both houses we decided to have a look round. How wrong we were...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have lived Brunswick for over 20 years and had been meaning to take a tour every year. Well, I finally took a tour last fall and it was wonderful. The gentleman who narrated the tour told my group so much about Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain...More

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I'm a history nut and New England is the perfect place to be. We have long wanted to go to the Chamberlain home and were not disappointed. The docent was among the most knowledgeable we've ever seen and loved her presentation as there was much...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The hour tour was interesting, and the guide quite knowledgeable about Chamberlain before, during, and after the Civil War. The house was a one story, and due to the ship building background of the family, it was able to be enlarged by raising the first...More

1  Thank Thekansaspyet
Reviewed 1 September 2018

To be honest, I was dragged here by my girlfriend who is a civil war buff. I could care less. But the tour guide was so excited about his subject he make it interesting. Worth a stop. Especially if you are into history.

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The Joshua Chamberland house an d muesem is a must see for anyone interested in the civil war The guide was extremely knowledgeable about Chamberland an d the family both before during an d after the war. In addition to being very knowledgeable the guide...More

Thank rowan1226
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We only had an hour, and wish we'd had more, but our docent/guide filled that hour with loads of fascinating information about one of the most interesting people of the 19th Century and a true American hero. I'm not a Civil War expert, but having...More

Thank PaloAltoCougar
Reviewed 17 August 2018

As a person interested in the Civil War, I found this stop really valuable to my understanding of Chamberlain. The house is well maintained and the volunteers who man the gift shop and give the tours are obviously very knowledgeablew on the subject. I didn't...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 10 August 2018

If you have any interest in the Civil War, Maine history, or old homes that have been/are being lovingly restored to their former glory, get off of I-95 and make a side trip to Brunswick. Stages of Chamberlain's personal and military life are well-narrated on...More

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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.