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Fifth Maine Regimental Museum

45 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island, ME 04108, USA

The Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall was built in 1888 as the "Headquarters" of the Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry of 1861-64. For nearly sixty years the veterans and their families summered here, enjoying the cooling ocean breezes and magnificent view from the veranda. Under the stewardship of the Fifth Maine Regiment Community Association, the hall is maintained as a Civil War and local history museum and a cultural center for the island community.


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Take exit 6A (Route 295) off the Maine Turnpike. Take exit 7 (Franklin Street) off Route 295. Follow Franklin Street past six stoplights; at the seventh light Franklin Street dead ends into Casco Bay Lines. Pull into the terminal and purchase ferry tickets inside at the office or by calling 207-774-7871. Peaks Island is a fifteen-minute ferry ride from the Portland waterfront.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum.

Regular Events

annual lecture series, concert series, art show, and Civil War encampment; please call ahead for schedule.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free, donations accepted.


Memorial Day-Columbus Day: Saturday-Sunday 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.; July - Labor day: Monday-Friday: 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M., Saturday-Sunday: 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.; Labor Day - Columbus Day: Saturday - Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM



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