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Brunswick History and Culture
Brunswick, a historic and picturesque town of 20,000 residents, is the gateway to Maine's beautiful midcoast region. Nature lovers are drawn by the proximity to ocean, islands and mountains. In town, offsetting the physical splendor, are a distinguished college, two highly regarded hospitals, marvelous restaurants, distinctive retail establishments, and prolific cultural offerings at an array of visual and performing arts venues.
Our town is more than 350 years old, and it is steeped in history. Handsome mansions in Federal, Greek revival and Italianate styles line Maine Street. At the head of the town commons, the landmark First Parish Church stands opposite the home, now museum, where Civil War hero and former Governor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain resided (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once lived there, too). In the same era Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin here while her husband, Calvin Stowe, taught at Bowdoin College.
Convenient and Congenial
Neighboring Brunswick are the many fingers of the beautiful Harpswell peninsula. Across the Androscoggin River to the north is the town of Topsham. To the east is Bath, the City of Ships. To the south is Freeport, home of L.L.Bean and another popular shopping destination. We are thirty minutes from Portland, the state's largest city, and forty minutes from Augusta, its capital. Boston is 2½ hours away by car, bus and by Amtrak.