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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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typical museum experience

my husband and i visited on a saturday morning. we were able to enjoy the entire house to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Fabulous Historic House

For those interested in local history and literary figures, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and i visited on a saturday morning. we were able to enjoy the entire house to ourselves and were educated by two very informed tour guides [one on each floor]. the house it very homey and you feel as if the family has...More

Thank Danes1221
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those interested in local history and literary figures, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House is a do-not-miss. It is in the middle of downtown, next to the Maine Historical Society bookstore. The W-L House is somewhat unique among historic houses because the furnishings in the house, which...More

Thank kathleend792
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour of the house and learned interesting historical details. The Maine Historical Society had a display of Mainer involvement in WW1.

Thank KarenOxford_Ohio
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Very interesting tour of this restored home and look into how life was back in 1851. The home was built for Henry's grandparents and then Henry's own parents came to live there just a few weeks after his birth. The last person to live in...More

Thank LynnF1974
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were 4 adults 4 kids (ages 6-9) and we all really enjoyed our guided visit here. On arrival we signed up for the next door and spent about 30 minutes waiting in the bookshop for the tour to begin. The tour itself is guided...More

Thank ChiquiMonster
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The little side and back garden is very charming. It is a perfect little spot to grab a few quiet moments.

Thank T_Richelle
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Portland attracts tourists all year long and yet this iconic Portland home is closed for the season. We were left reading the outdoor sign and peeking through the fence into the garden. It's not an outdoor attraction so not sure why it isn't open, at...More

Thank PatMaine50
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide was wonderful. She talked about the Longfellow family as if she knew them. The whole tour she made the house and people come to life. Her imagination was articulated to make us see the family writing, pondering life and being creative. It...More

Thank Micki J
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took a late afternoon tour and the docent (Peter) was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Wadsworth-Longfellow family and we felt that we learned a lot. He also sprinkled his talk with a fair amount of jokes and/or humorous stories that made everyone...More

Thank travelingCAgal
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A wonderful experience. A close up look at how the locals lived in the early 1800's until the urban crush rendered this lovely authentic home to an island of charm surrounded by office buildings. The tour is great and the docents know it all. Longfellow...More

Thank Ronald W
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What is the hours of operation here?
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).