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Maine Historical Society

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Brown Library Exhibit

Fabulous research library next to Longfellow's childhood home. We went to view the traveling... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2014
Newbury Old Town, Massachusetts, United States
Enjoy the museum and the Wadsworth Longfellow home

I visited the Wadsworth Longfellow home as a scheduled stop on my vacation. The Society also has an... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2014
Larry L
Speedway, Indiana
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A growing museum, incomparable library and statewide educational resource, we are located in the heart of Portland’s downtown cultural district. Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society (MHS) is the third oldest state historical society in the...more
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

Fabulous research library next to Longfellow's childhood home. We went to view the traveling exhibit on Lincoln during the civil war. Wonderful.

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Reviewed 18 November 2014

I visited the Wadsworth Longfellow home as a scheduled stop on my vacation. The Society also has an adjacent gift shop and musuem about Portland next door. It was a great stop to see the history and to visit the home of Longfellow. The home...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The Maine Historical Society is, in essence, the Wadsworth-Longfellow Home that has been preserved as it was during the years that Longfellow lived there. Not preserved in the sense of recreated -- but preserved in that when it was left to the Society nothing was...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2014

On my way from Ogunquit to Freeport, stopped here at my elderly mother's request - Longfellow is her favorite. I was able to pick up books and a CD for her. A tour of Longfellow's boyhood home was just leaving as I arrived. The place...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2014

The Maine Historical Society has a very extensive research library with a vast Maine genealogical collection. There is also a small, well curated museum. The Society has an early printed copy of the Declaration of Independence. The most innovative aspect of the Maine Historical Society,...More

1  Thank pwdt
Reviewed 30 September 2014

If you go to a museum in Maine go to the one in Augusta! This is not really a museum but a display of history of Portland. Pretty disappointing.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

I had an afternoon to kill while in Portland for business and took their walking tour of Portland. I really enjoyed this. It was a great way to see the city core and learn about Portland's history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional...More

1  Thank Sean B
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Nice casual tour of Longfellows boyhood home. Interesting and up close unlike other historical home tours. Very personal feel. Came with my kids 12, 10 & 4 and it held the interest of the older ones no problem ( the younger one simply enjoyed the...More

Thank Kareika
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The entire display was devoted to Maine in the civil war, and it was very well done, with nice artifacts and good narrative.

Thank Smudgecats
Reviewed 29 April 2014

When visiting Portland, I would recommend that you take the time to visit the Wadsworth-Longfellow house on Congress Street. The MHS has done an excellent job of maintaining the building and its furniture, and it's a really neat and interesting tour.

Thank Erin C
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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.
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 .