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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, Brunswick

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The Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum was the home of American Civil War general, Bowdoin College president, and Maine Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain for over 50 years. Located at the corner of Maine and Potter Streets in Brunswick, Maine, the house is now open seasonally to the public and is in the process of being restored as it was when Chamberlain lived there.
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  • Nice stop for anyone interested in the history of Chaimberlain. Very good tour guide that gave us a great amount of information on the house as well as the college. Tour takes about 45 minutes, but... 
    Nice stop for anyone interested in the history of Chaimberlain. Very good tour guide that gave us a great amount of information on the house as well as the college. Tour takes about 45 minutes, but...  more »
  • Our Docent was amazing, gracious and informative. Despite a long day of taking tours through the house she was cheerful and patient with our equally tired kids. Learned so much about JLC and the... 
    Our Docent was amazing, gracious and informative. Despite a long day of taking tours through the house she was cheerful and patient with our equally tired kids. Learned so much about JLC and the...  more »
  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff - wonderful house and artifacts. My husband and I are both history nerds and there were several stories we hadn’t heard before. Well worth the trip! Check ahead for....  more
    Knowledgeable and friendly staff - wonderful house and artifacts. My husband and I are both history nerds and there were several stories we hadn’t heard before. Well worth the trip! Check ahead for....  more »
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  • Had a fantastic one hour tour on the life of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, including his education, marriage and family life, American Civil War service, and life as governor of Maine, and president of Bowdoin College. Nice gift store.
  • Nice stop for anyone interested in the history of Chaimberlain. Very good tour guide that gave us a great amount of information on the house as well as the college. Tour takes about 45 minutes, but there are some staircases you have to navigate, so it is not a good tour for those who cannot go up-and-down stairs.
  • I was there on Saturday 8/22/22. It was very nice, the lady that took us on the tour of the house was great. I wish that I could have talked more about chamberlain with her, she made me feel very welcome and now I just want to know more about this incredible man. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Glenn Lapointe From N.H
  • An amazing historical place to visit of one of the great Civil War soldiers. Many of his personal items are on display. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Directly from the home is Bowdoin College where Chamberlain was first a student. He later taught at the school and eventually became the President after the war. Around the corner is the cemetery where he is buried.
  • It was a great tour! Today, Troy took us on a tour of the Chamberlain House and asked us if there was any specific time period we were interested in. I requested his post-war period and my wife asked for insight into their domestic life. We learned Joshua Chamberlain was very futuristic and thought 2-3, even 4 generations ahead. He championed military readiness, co-ed college enrollment, and redemptive/reconciliation minded government. I highly recommend taking advantage of this great resource and the knowledgeable docents. Go out of your way to visit! (During COVID, schedule an appointment)

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