Attractions

College in Brunswick

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin, established in 1794, is one of the oldest colleges in the US and the alma mater of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and US president Franklin Pierce. For a tour of the handsome campus, follow…
Museum in Brunswick

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

This Bowdoin College campus museum holds memorabilia from the expeditions of Robert Peary and Donald MacMillan, Bowdoin alumni who were among the first explorers to reach the North Pole. Particularly notable are Mac…
Museum in Brunswick

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Set in a 19th-century building with a dramatic glass entrance pavilion, this campus art museum is small but impressive. The 20,000-piece collection is particularly strong in the works of 19th- and 20th-century Europ…
Museum in Brunswick

Pejepscot Museum

Under the remit of the Pejepscot Historical Society, the Pejepscot Museum displays changing exhibits relating to Brunswick history, with photographs and artifacts pulled from its 50,000-piece inventory. It also offe…
Historic Building in Brunswick

Skolfield-Whittier House

Skolfield-Whittier House, a 17-room brick mansion adjacent to the Pejebscot Museum, is a virtual time capsule: it was closed off from 1925 to 1982. Victorian furnishings and decor are handsomely preserved – even the…
Museum in Brunswick

Joshua L Chamberlain Museum

This house museum exhibits artifacts from the late owner's eventful life – as a college professor, Civil War hero, president of Bowdoin College and four-term governor of Maine. Access is by guided tour, offered on t…