Bowdoin College - Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

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The museum is named for a former owner, Civil War general, Bowdoin College president, and Maine Governor Joshua L. Chamberlain. Built around 1924, the Greek Revival home is still home to Chamberlain and his wife Fanny, some say. Their apparitions have been seen in the house many times, as well as that of their friend, General Sherman. Orbs and lights have shown up in photographs, as well. Moreover, an interesting phenomenon befalls some visitors to the museum: They develop a nagging, and sometimes intense, unexplained pain in their hip. As legend has it, this is because Chamberlain was once shot in the hip, and they are experiencing his pain.

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    Maine and Potter
    Brunswick, ME
    United States

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    43.91042136867779, -69.96385319881131
    Cumberland County, Maine
    Nearest Towns:
    Brunswick, ME (0.3 mi.)
    Topsham, ME (1.3 mi.)
    Brunswick Station, ME (2.3 mi.)
    Bath, ME (7.1 mi.)
    North Bath, ME (7.6 mi.)
    Harpswell Center, ME (7.6 mi.)
    Bowdoinham, ME (7.6 mi.)
    Lisbon Falls, ME (7.6 mi.)
    Freeport, ME (7.9 mi.)
    Woolwich, ME (8.1 mi.)

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