We were able to squeeze in a visit to the 5th Maine Museum. Unfortunately one exhibit for WWII was closed for renovation, but it was SO worth the time!
The Civil War Regiment that created the building gets the museum title but the most fascinating exhibits focus on Peaks Island itself. The history of the island - it's settlers, the "Coney Island of the East" era, and the World War II artillery installations - make this a great stop for island visitors. Make sure you take time to admire... 更多
The reviews of the museum are all correct. This is an excellent place to learn history. However, you must come here the last Sunday of June, July or August. Be there between 9-11am for the Pancake Breakfast! Open to all, no reservations. For $10 you get great pancakes (including blueberry - yum), scrambled eggs, ham and baked beans. This is... 更多
We were here for a wedding reception and the views and grounds were incredible. It is within half a mile of the ferry. Perfect spot for a small gathering or reunion, wedding or party.
This retreat built for Civil War veterans is pretty amazing. It combines both the past and the present in a beautiful waterfront setting. The exhibits are informative and the setting can't be beat. The porch is beautiful with views of nearby Ram Island with its lighthouse and Cushing Island. There's also a small, peaceful garden at its base where you... 更多
Although the museum was closed, board member Dick Maguire very generously agreed to open it for us and give us a tour. The building is beautiful and the views spectacular. Dick was very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm was contagious. In addition to the very interesting Civil War materials on the first floor, don't forget to check out the Peaks Island... 更多
This Museum and Community Center serves locals and visitors very well. It combines memories of the Fifth Maine Regiment from the US Civil War with views of Coney Island of Maine in the 1890s and Peaks Island's role in World War II.
The place was closed, but the caretaker let us in to take a peak (!) Gorgeous room and nicely presented artifacts. Great view off the back. I'd like to visit again when it was really opened.
The building and detailed history of the 5th Maine Museum was very interesting. The volunteer guide is very knowledgeable.