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First Parish Church

9 Cleaveland St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2198
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Uncle Tom's Cabin History

LOVE this church, whether it's to sit in a pew formerly occupied by Harriet Beecher Stowe or to... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Laura P
Unique Experience

Very beautiful church. Just g to the rectory and they will open the church up for you and share... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Titus T
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Brunswick church attended by Harriet Beecher Stowe and General Joshua Chamberlain.
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9 Cleaveland St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2198
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

LOVE this church, whether it's to sit in a pew formerly occupied by Harriet Beecher Stowe or to attend an organ concert or a Summer Bowdoin College Music Festival Event. Just a TRUE historical landmark which displays Maine-pride and caring.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful church. Just g to the rectory and they will open the church up for you and share information about the history and architecture. Beautiful woodwork.

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Reviewed 22 May 2015

This is a landmark in Brunswick and the house of worship for several of America's literary leaders like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The church sanctuary and easily identifiable tower steeple are community treasures, located adjacent to the historic Bowdoin College.

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Reviewed 20 May 2015

I visited this church to hear the Oratorio Chorale and was not disappointed. The church has beautiful old style pews that are beautifully kept. The entire inside is restored and even if not going to hear any kind of musical or church service, the church...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2014

My son just recently got married at the church and everyone there was beyond nice and helpful. Pastor Jeff did an exceptional job with the kids vows. Julia was so helpful as the wedding coordinator. The church is so full of history and just beautiful....More

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We attended a very pleasant wedding here. The church itself is somewhat unusual with the interior support structure but the rest is what we have seen in New England churches

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We make a point to attend church services in this historic Congregational church in Brunswick during our summer visits to Maine. The architecture alone is a good reason to visit with exposed curved wood arches supporting the roof and oak woodwork throughout. And, be sure...More

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

I visited this church because I was stranded in the Nor'Easter and was staying in the hotel across the street from the church. I popped in on Sunday morning for service and slid into a pew. The wood work inside is gorgeous and the pastor's...More

Thank TXDelta3
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

First Parish Church is located adjacent to Bowdoin College, and it is instrumental in the history of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife Fannie. It is also connected with Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. It is an easy walk from the Chamberlain...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Attended wedding there, music and chorus was beautiful...

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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it since the entire population of the area was white European. However, later the underground railroad did operate in Brunswick as runaway slaves were moved into Canada.
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