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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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the staff was very knowledgeable and eager to share. the furnishings are almost all originals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Literary Treasure

Literary buffs will enjoy visiting the Wadsorth-Longfellow House and museum. It's fun to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the staff was very knowledgeable and eager to share. the furnishings are almost all originals. Don't forget the garden in the back, which can be visited w/o admissions. There is a mini museum attached, which belongs the Historical Society.

Thank kaysquaredmcg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literary buffs will enjoy visiting the Wadsorth-Longfellow House and museum. It's fun to learn about the young life and history of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and imagine him there.

Thank LMFMarlboro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always loved Wadsworth's poems so this was a must do for me. It was a step back in time for sure. Our guide was very well informed on the history of the house and the poet's family. It was a great tour through...More

Thank nank59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible to take the guided tour of one of Portland's famous residents. It was a great, short tour and you could picture how life was back in the 1800's. I think that this house was the first brick home in Portland, too.

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Did The Longfellow’s Haunted House Tour Tonight, It Was Awesome. The Tour Doesn’t Have To Do With Halloween As Much As It Has To Do With Longfellow’s Poem Haunted Houses, The Reading of The Poem in The Home Where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew Up...More

Thank Justlikehavingfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 October 2017

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 15 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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
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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).