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

Georgian-style House, built in 1755; also has 18-century herb garden.

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Unique Remnant of Maine's Colonial History and Economy

Having grown up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a town with a rich collection of 18th century buildings, I was surprised to find so few in Maine, which was actually settled by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
CHARLES G
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CAMDEN
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CAMDEN
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Having grown up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a town with a rich collection of 18th century buildings, I was surprised to find so few in Maine, which was actually settled by Europeans long before the Pilgrims arrived. The 1755 Tate house in Stroudwater Village outside of Portland, is not only an excellent example of Georgian architecture and decoration, but also a... More 

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Thank you so much for a lovely review. You covered everything that our docents hope to impart to our visitors. Perhaps we should have you give tours. Only kidding of course but we appreciate every appreciative review that we receive. Joan Hatch Board of Directors Gift Shop Manager Tate House Museum More 

Falmouth, Maine, United States
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Missed by the great fires of Portland, the Tate House escaped and is worth a visit, as much for the story of the British mast trade up and down the northern coast harvesting white pines for the King's navy as the stories and trappings of colonial life

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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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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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2 Thank khai
Scarborough, Maine
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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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6 Thank Mort J
Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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2 Thank Carriem12105
Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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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3 Thank BSchug
Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
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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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