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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Short and informative

Our guide gave us an interesting history of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families, as well as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
moakleyman50
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Golden, Colorado
Where Longfellow Grew Up

Step back to 1807-1882, and see where one of the most famous men of his time lived, entertained and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dcr1837
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
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+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide gave us an interesting history of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families, as well as information on life in Portland during those times. The house is small, but authentic and very well maintained. Take time to see exhibit on craft guilds' flags, which comes...More

Thank moakleyman50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step back to 1807-1882, and see where one of the most famous men of his time lived, entertained and worked. The home is marvelously well preserved. His younger, sister, Anne, lived there until 1901 - with no indoor plumbing! Virtually all of the household items...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only were able to see the first floor on a free open house. Docents in each room did excellent job explaining furnishings, paintings, and family history. Not a big house, but the garden out back (which is open free) is quite extensive.

Thank NRPNewJersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this house on a recent trip to Portland and apart from being the house where Wadsworth-Longfellow grew up it is also one of the oldest buildings in the city - dating back to 1785. (The preponderance of sturdy stone Victorian-era buildings around the...More

Thank ArryAwk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour and it was fabulous, enjoyable, interesting, and educational. Our tour guide knew everything about the house and Longfellow. Very historical. When in Portland you must go here.

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Portland tourist "must-see." The docents were very engaging and made the tour interesting. Worth a visit.

Thank ms90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but uncompromisingly authentic, this little place echoes loudly the poetry of Longfellow himself, some of which was written within its walls. Knowledgeable staff from the Maine Historical Society will fill in all the historical gaps one might desire to fill. How lovely!

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this house while biking through the city. We found the home very interesting. The tour tickets are purchased in the museum next door to the house. The home was a nice tour but I would go with a large group.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this house and its long history. Ken, our docent, gave a great tour. The house has the original furniture and is much the way it was when Longfellow lived and later visited there thanks to his sister who lived there into her 90s. She...More

Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Ken was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A little disconcerting to discover that it is in parts a copy of how it used to be although the furniture is original to the house. A display of hats were never mentioned. As we are finding out...More

Thank mandlp
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jcl8989
8 June 2017|
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Response from MaineHistorical | Property representative |
Hello, in addition to being open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm the Wadsworth-Longfellow House is also open for tours on Sunday from 12pm-5pm (June through October).
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