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Event: Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Presented by: Maine Historical Society
, Portland

More About Maine Historical Society:

The Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine's place in a changing world. Maine Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in the United States. Maine Historical Society is located on a one-acre campus in the heart of downtown Portland. It is comprised of the Longfellow House, home of 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the Brown Library; the MHS Museum and Shop; and the Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum. Restored to the 1850s, the Longfellow House was the childhood home of renowned 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Built in 1785-86 by the poet's grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth, the house is one of the oldest brick structures on Portland's peninsula. Guided tours of the house, decorated with original furnishings and family memorabilia, offer a unique glimpse into the life of the poet and his family, as well as into the cultural and social history of 19th century Portland. Longfellow's poetry and the context of his work are woven throughout the presentation. Admission includes entrance to the museum exhibit of Maine history at the Maine Historical Society. During the warmer months, visitors are also invited to stroll through the lovely Longfellow Garden. Group Tour Information: * Group rates for 2011/2012 Season are $7.00 per person with 2 comps. * Coaches are asked to discharge passengers at the bus stop on Congress Street after Brown Street where they will be met by Maine Historical Society staff. Staff can assist with vans needing wheel chair access at Brown Street sidewalk ramp. * A $25 non-refundable deposit is required. A credit card payment option is also available. If you need to cancel your reservation, a 24 hour notice would be appreciated. Please call 207-774-1822 to make arrangements.


The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States. Guided and self-guided tours available.

Please call (207) 774-1822 for tour times.

Free for MHS Members; senior & student discounts available.

Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5pm; Sundays 12pm-5pm.
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489 Congress St
Portland, Maine, 04101
(207) 774.1822
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The boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls lived three generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States. Guided and self-guided tours available.

Please call (207) 774-1822 for tour times.

Free for MHS Members; senior & student discounts available.

Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5pm; Sundays 12pm-5pm.
Happening between Wednesday, Jun 5 - Thursday, Oct 31 on these dates:
  • Tuesday, Jun 25
  • Wednesday, Jun 26
  • Thursday, Jun 27
  • Friday, Jun 28
  • Saturday, Jun 29
  • Sunday, Jun 30
  • Monday, Jul 1
  • Tuesday, Jul 2
  • Wednesday, Jul 3
  • Friday, Jul 5
  • Saturday, Jul 6
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