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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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We took the tour and it was fabulous, enjoyable, interesting, and educational. Our tour guide knew... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Hampton, New Hampshire
Wadsworth House

Another Portland tourist "must-see." The docents were very engaging and made the tour interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
  • Excellent56%
  • 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 10 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
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Another Portland tourist "must-see." The docents were very engaging and made the tour interesting. Worth a visit.

Thank ms90
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Small, but uncompromisingly authentic, this little place echoes loudly the poetry of Longfellow himself, some of which was written within its walls. Knowledgeable staff from the Maine Historical Society will fill in all the historical gaps one might desire to fill. How lovely!

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We found this house while biking through the city. We found the home very interesting. The tour tickets are purchased in the museum next door to the house. The home was a nice tour but I would go with a large group.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this house and its long history. Ken, our docent, gave a great tour. The house has the original furniture and is much the way it was when Longfellow lived and later visited there thanks to his sister who lived there into her 90s. She...More

Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our guide Ken was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A little disconcerting to discover that it is in parts a copy of how it used to be although the furniture is original to the house. A display of hats were never mentioned. As we are finding out...More

Thank mandlp
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We just stumbled on this quaint little house where the famous poet lived. It was a treat to see the old rooms with fixtures and furnishings of that period and hear the stories of his family members and some of their experiences. Great if you...More

Thank 250Todd
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Near Monument Square this historic home museum is sure to be a good stout we skipped the house and enjoyed the garden for a bit of quiet in the heart of the city.

Thank MegLark289
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The tour took up to an hour perhaps, we saw about 8 rooms in this oold house and heard a little poetry. Kip our guide does a darn good job of explaining the family involved here in Longfellow's youth. He later lived in Cambridge and...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great piece of history comes alive inside this one, but if you don't care for history or old houses, this is not for you.

Thank Dajo43
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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).