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Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
+1 207-774-6177
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Architectural Tour of Tate House Museum
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Georgian-style House, built in 1755; also has 18-century herb garden.
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1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tate House is a fine representation of 1700's elegant living. You will learn about the living conditions (see the sleeping chambers, not to mention the camber pots! but I digress) you'll learn how the Maine woods was coveted for it's straight white pine trees...More

1  Thank Sue K
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us at the Tate House. We love sharing our Maine history with our guests.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

Colonial Georgian architecture that is well preserved and easily experienced in a manner consistent with 1780's. Daily life is well represented and explained plus a video that describes the conflict with the English and the mast trade. The historic reprentation of herb gardens is informative...More

3  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting, informative, and fascinating history. Our docent, Peg, was exceptional! Quite passionate and knowledgeable about The Tate House. Suggest doing the waking tour too and check out the gift store.

4  Thank DianeCarr
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Thanks for a great review.

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had visited Old Port so many times in the past, it was like a second home. But recently my wife found the Tate House museum near the Jetport of all places so on a rainy day we made the trek. The area was unknown...More

4  Thank Trolleyman
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit. John our tour guide was so sweet. Very insightful. I learned many things about the area. I never realized what a small world we live in and how things from all over the world effect us here.

3  Thank lbm42598
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I used a Groupon admission for this attraction. We gave ourselves only an hour and we could have used another hour or so. The house, which is close to 300 years old, is beautiful. Our guide was wonderful. His knowledge of the...More

4  Thank pbandjellies
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed your tour. We are very proud of our house and our docents.

Reviewed 14 July 2016

We have driven by this place so many times and finally decide to stop in and take a tour. Our tour guide, James Nappi, was very knowledgeable about the house and its history. It truly is a step back in time and one has to...More

8  Thank hannahdkelly34
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thank you for your review. We're very proud of the Tate House and of our wonderful docents.

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about and touring this 1750's house. Hostess/guide Barbara was delightful. Highly recommended.

3  Thank kmccall180
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The docents are very good. The house is nothing special in that it has very little of the original things. The history of the mast Industry, how they did it and transported the masts and the tensions with the British was impressive. The garden in...More

1  Thank Jonahjohn
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Glad you liked the garden.Hope the docent explained why there is no original furniture.

Reviewed 28 June 2016

Tate House docents were able to answer every question I had about the history of the house, it's owners, and the area. Besides the normal history of an old house, the docents were filled with anecdotes about the Tate family and their business.

4  Thank Cristine L
chefj0an, Board of Directors/Gift Shop Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for your review. We think our docents are wonderful and are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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teacher91
I am pretty sure the Mr and I would enjoy touring thenTate House when we visit Portland this summer. We will have a rental car. How hard is the Tate House to find (get to) from the Old Port area? Thanks in advance!
17 January 2017|
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Response from chefj0an | Property representative |
We're not hard to find at all. We are 10 minutes from the Old Port area. Just take Congress Street out of the city and head towards the airport. We are at 1267 Westbrook Street at the intersection of Congress. If you are... More
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