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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

226 Maine Street, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

The museum is the adult home of Maj. Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain and his family. Chamberlain was the hero of Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College. Guided tours explore Chamberlain's life, family and career.

 

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Directions

From the South: The museum is located about half an hour’s drive east of Portland, and about two and a half hours north of Boston. To get here from the south, take the Maine Turnpike to I-295, pass through Portland and continue northeast. Follow I-295 past Freeport, and take Exit 28 at Brunswick, after the sign for Bowdoin College. Once off the highway, you will be on Pleasant Street. Pass motels, gas stations, car dealerships and other businesses and at the third traffic light keep right (Route 1 will bear left) and go straight up the hill. Pleasant Street will end at Maine Street. Turn right, and continue up Maine Street, toward the big gray First Parish Church, standing on the left at the top of the hill. The Chamberlain Museum is located at the corner of Maine & Potter Street, across Maine Street from the statue of Chamberlain on the corner of Bowdoin College’s campus. Parking is available behind the Chamberlain Museum. From the North: Leave I-295 at the Topsham-Brunswick Exit 31 and follow the signs for Brunswick. Crossing the Androscoggin River, you will find yourself on Maine Street. The Chamberlain Museum is further up the street, toward the big gray First Parish Church, standing on the left at the top of the hill. The Chamberlain Museum is located at the corner of Maine & Potter Street, across Maine Street from the statue of Chamberlain on the corner of Bowdoin College’s campus.

Visitor Services

Museum shop, restrooms

Regular Events

Chamberlain Days biennial symposium

Available Interpretation

Tours available

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $8.50, children (6-16) $4.00, children 5 and under free

Hours

Memorial Day to Columbus Day: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Phone

207-729-6606

Website

http://pejepscothistorical.org/chamberlain »

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