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Maine Historical Society

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Exhists, book store Wadsworth Longfelllow House

We went for the Wadsworth Longfellow House tour. Viewing the museum display was a good bonus. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxford, Ohio
School field trip, lots of fun!

I went with my son's elementary school. The kids were learning about Maine in the old days and the... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Sebago, Maine
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the Wadsworth Longfellow House tour. Viewing the museum display was a good bonus. We bought a book.

Thank KarenOxford_Ohio
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I went with my son's elementary school. The kids were learning about Maine in the old days and the famous poet, Longfellow. The tour guide was very patient and gave a great tour. The house is like stepping back in time. My son and I...More

Thank mrsronnydavis
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We come to Portland a couple of times a year for an "urban fix" for my wife who gave up a happy life in Chicago to come to Maine to Mary me. We're both history buffs, which first brought us to the adjacent Longfellow Homestead,...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Longfellow's home is very interesting and the guide is so enthusiastic and well informed, you feel like you are part of living history. Well worth the modest admission fee.

Thank LeslieFromLewes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The two small exhibitions here were interesting but there is no history of Portland apart from the 'great fire'. It was disappointing and expensive for what is on offer

1  Thank VonandBecs
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited this place near the end of our visit to Portland. How could we not. Entering this wonderfully preserved and maintained dwelling where once lived Longfellow, America's first global poet, was truly a step back in time. Our guide had a real passion for...More

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Admission price includes museum and Longfellow's home, and the tour guide was enthusiastic and very well-informed! Highly recommended.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Before touring the birthplace of American poet Henry Longfellow, a visitor can see an exhibition showing the development of Acadia National Park located on Mt. Desert Island. The Wabanakis were the original natives of the island which was explored and named by French explorer Samuel...More

1  Thank anthonyfrazer
Reviewed 2 July 2016

MHS has a wonderful gift shop and great selection of books about Maine and Portland specifically. Nice selection of gifts and local artist. Also, the museum was wonderful!

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

For $8 per person this was a disappointing museum. Two exhibits of the formation of Acadia National Park and Allagash Wilderness. In and out in 10-15 minutes. It was such a tiny exhibit: two rooms and a corridor of photos and maps, and a car,...More

1  Thank Robby S
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Hi! We are spending some time in Maine by end of October. Would tours be available between October 30th and 31st? Thank you!
30 October 2015|
Response from TundraJayco | Reviewed this property |
The sounds like today and tomorrow. I would check their web site or even give them a call.
What are your hours ?
28 June 2015|
Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Maine Historical Society Hours: June - Oct: M-Tu-W-F-Sa, 10-5 Th 10-7 Su 12-5 Frequent special programs and lectures extend the hours .