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Burnham Tavern Museum

Burnham Tavern Museum Review

It was in this gambrel-roofed tavern home that the men of Machias laid the plans that culminated in the capture of the Margaretta in 1775. After the Revolutionary War's first naval battle, wounded British sailors were brought here. Tour guides highlight exhibits and tell colorful stories of early settlers. Period furnishings and household items show what life was like in Colonial times. On the National Register of Historic Places, the dwelling is among the 21 in the country deemed most important to the Revolution.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Colonial Way, Machias, ME, 04654 | Map It
  • Phone: 207/255–6930
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Mid-June–Sept., weekdays 9:30–4
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  • Location: Machias
Updated: 12-26-2013

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