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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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A Hidden Gem

We came upon this museum by accident, walking around downtown Portland. It is housed in a fully... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PAWMAW1983
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Sandy Springs, Georgia
Worth a visit!

Magnificently restored synagogue with excellent art exhibit and touching photo exhibit of families... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
strategic2
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Virginia
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A turn of the century immigrant era synagogue celebrating Jewish art, history, and culture in downtown Portland.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
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+1 207-773-2339
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came upon this museum by accident, walking around downtown Portland. It is housed in a fully restored functioning Synagogue. The restoration came from a very large donation. The first and third floors are the museum, while the main sanctuary sits on the second floor....More

Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificently restored synagogue with excellent art exhibit and touching photo exhibit of families that survived the holocaust to settle in Portland.

Thank strategic2
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice gardens and a very nice space inside. We enjoy very much the art exhibits that frequently change out. The building and grounds are well taken care of.

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A Jewish Photographer friend invited my wife and I here to see his incredible exhibit. We met in the charming and beautiful garden which most people, myself included, walk past all the time without noticing. They have really nice exhibits and are extraordinarily friendly to...More

Thank junkheap
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We usually make an effort to see Jewish Museums wherever we travel. But didn't expect there to be a museum in Portland. I would call this a work in progress. The Jewish community in southern Maine has renovated an old and dark synagogue into a...More

Thank CharleneSokal
Reviewed 26 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.

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

Thank whitehairedlady
Reviewed 27 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 24 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 23 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
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Sophie D
12 March 2017|
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Response from Ani267 | Property representative |
No entry fee. Gladly accept donations
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Sam87MiamiFL
22 September 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy.
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Ellen D
7 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.
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