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Maine Jewish Museum

267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
+1 207-773-2339
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Unique experience.

Not a "flashy" museum but exhibits were interesting. Also enjoyed the art exhibit. The exhibit of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
Henry R

My hubby and I went to see this Maine Jewish Museum and lo and behold we were changed by the visit... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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A turn of the century immigrant era synagogue celebrating Jewish art, history, and culture in downtown Portland.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
+1 207-773-2339
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Not a "flashy" museum but exhibits were interesting. Also enjoyed the art exhibit. The exhibit of stories from Holocaust survivors was informative and very moving. The museum is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Henry R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My hubby and I went to see this Maine Jewish Museum and lo and behold we were changed by the visit. "Kinda" hidden back off the road, in a Neighborhood once nicknamed the Jerusalem of the North, stands the Maine Jewish Museum (and the Etz...More

2  Thank whitehairedlady
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Came for the multi media exhibit by a Maine Jewish artist. Museum is in synagogue. Would not have known about it but saw article in the Boston Globe.

Thank Pooppatrol2
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you have extra time and are interested in history, stop in this museum. It is free and there is a very knowledgeable guide. There are some very poignant stories from survivors of the Holocaust on the second floor.

Thank Eileen F
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A lovely synagogue is in. the midst of beautiful gardens with enough benches throughout you can spend time to sit and enjoy. Peaceful, spititual, calm, and quiet. The museum has lovely artwork and interesting exhibits as well as a memorial to the Holocaust victims and...More

Thank CherylandBrett
Reviewed 21 August 2016

From the beautiful landscape and local artwork to the inspirational stories of Holocaust survivors, the Maine Jewish Museum took us a little over an hour to visit. It is a wonderfully restored synagogue and the story of its renovation is truly inspiring. Visitors can sit...More

Thank Anntmo
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Maine Jewish Museum has some interesting art work and exhibits that detail the history of Jewish life in Maine, including remembrances from Holocaust survivors, but also from kids who went to Jewish summer camps in the state (including several famous names). If you're Jewish,...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Located in an old Portland Synagogue, it was interesting to read about the the history of Maine's Jewish community, and see photos. There was also a small gallery with artwork. A bit off the beaten track, but a good stop.

Thank KSinIL
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My wife and I learned of it when we got to Portland and looked at a website with local attractions. We spent about 75 minutes there, and would have stayed longer but it was closing time. The woman in charge was wonderfully welcoming and gave...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 9 July 2016

With a recently renovated building, impressive collection of Holocaust survivor stories, and the history of Jewish summer camps, the Main Jewish Museum was surprisingly well put together and informative. Highly recommend it as part of your tour of Portland.

Thank Harry M
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Sophie D
11 March 2017|
Response from Ani267 | Property representative |
No entry fee. Gladly accept donations
22 September 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy.
Ellen D
6 July 2015|
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Response from Spinmommie | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember precisely but I remember some passageways being kind of narrow. I agree, calling them would be best.