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Address: 1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102
Phone Number: 207-774-6177
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Description: Georgian-style House, built in 1755; also has 18-century herb garden.

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Interesting House...Fascinating history

I recently visited this house with my wife and son. No one else was there but us. I knew nothing about the house nor the interesting history attached to the owner. I sure like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I recently visited this house with my wife and son. No one else was there but us. I knew nothing about the house nor the interesting history attached to the owner. I sure like many, I had no idea the role the "mast" trees of Maine played in the revolutionary war. The docent who took us on the tour, turned... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The people in the gift shop and running the guided tours were so helpful and knowledgeable. So glad we found them :)

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Scarborough, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great activity to try in Maine. The house is a modest-sized Georgian colonial of the 1700s. It is quite old and slightly ram-shackle. There was nobody else there, so my family got its own personal tour. We learned very much information about the history of the home from our informative tour guide. I am glad that I... More 

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Portland, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited the Tate House in the Old Stroudwater part of Portland, Maine today. It was a most enjoyable experience. Our tour guide, Dolores, was very knowlegeable and really took the time to answer all of our questions. The house itself is in remarkable condition with many period furnishings throughout. I would recommend this tour to just about anyone.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I took a tour through the Tate House Museum. We had a lovely private tour lead by a very knowledgeable guide. I'm ashamed to admit that I knew nothing about the Tate family. By the end of our tour this problem had been corrected. The home and the artifacts are amazing. The staff has done an outstanding... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I toured the Tate House earlier this year and enjoyed it very much. So when I learned that the Museum also gives special tours of the nearby Stroudwater Burying Ground in the fall (this year on October 18 and October 25), I wanted to check it out, too. This picturesque cemetery with more than 400 graves dates back to the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Sparsely furnished home not far from the airport is an excellent example of pre-revolutionary architecture and life. The tour guide provided a strong history of the inhabitants and their daily lives.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While I have lived in the Portland area for many years, I only recently took a tour of the Tate House. I found it overly interesting. The tour guide provided an excellent overview of both the home and the life of the first owner, George Tate, who was the Senior Mast Agent for England. In the period approaching the Revolutionary... More 

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Poland Springs, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We decided to hit a couple of Museums on our travels this year and Tate House was the most interesting one of all. The docents were fantastic, really knew their stuff. The Mast Trade, harvesting our beautiful white pines. George and his family overseeing this for King George of England. The Broad Arrow Policy, it was amazing. It even had... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I’ve lived in the Portland area for several years and thought I was familiar with all of its attractions. But I was recently surprised to discover the Tate House, the only pre-Revolutionary home (built in 1755) in metro Portland open to the public. The Tate House isn’t located downtown, but rather is in the historic Stroudwater neighborhood, not far from... More 

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