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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Just okay

Our docent was not the best storyteller and she interjected many of her personal opinions. It was... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Eileen W
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Richmond, Texas
Great historic house tour

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The house itself was amazing. I love when a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Sylvia205
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New York City, New York
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (8 reviews)
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
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+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our docent was not the best storyteller and she interjected many of her personal opinions. It was just okay.

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The house itself was amazing. I love when a historic house was family owned and then immediately becomes a museum when the family donates it, along with all the belongings. The garden is also beautiful. The historical...More

Thank Sylvia205
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in the gift shop and browsed for a few minutes, but did not intend to tour the house. However, the clerk said that the garden in the rear of the house is open to the public and FREE! You reach it by following...More

Thank JHAllen
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The home where Longfellow spent the first 35 years of his life is located side-by-side with the Maine Historical Society's HQ on Portland's Congress Street. Visitors are allowed to walk around the property, and the long narrow garden in the back is open to the...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The tour featured a knowledgeable guide who answered every question and tailored the tour to our group's interests. I left feeling I'd learned a lot just because of how the house was interpreted.

1  Thank tantrictraveler
Reviewed 3 February 2016

It was very interesting and a great opportunity to learn all about the house and its former inhabitants. The tour was very good

Thank josh r
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Sven, our tour guide was awesome. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He gave my wife and I a fascinating tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Definitely worth visiting while in Portland. I was pleased to learn that they have a discount to for members of...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 7 November 2015

The house is not open in November, both there was a decent exhibit on the history of the house in the museum. Not much about H. W. Longfellow, though.

Thank TrippinOutofTown
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Great history tour, our guide not only talked about Longfellow but the history of Portland. The house was ahead of it's time.

Thank Bobintn
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Seen only in a small private tour with a knowledgable guide. You are taken with great care through this treasure. Entrance fee included museum, house and entry to the Maine Genealogical Societies building and resources.

Thank Catherine G
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jcl8989
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).
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