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Address: 489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-774-1822
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Thank josh r
Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 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 the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Thank Bill D
South Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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.

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Thank TrippinOutofTown
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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

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Thank Bobintn
El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 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.

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Thank Catherine G
Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

They feature tours on the hour. For once, our timing was good. We had a few minutes to spend in the little museum first. There are many interesting photographs and artifacts from that time period. On the other side there was a basket display that featured some very interesting baskets made by local artists. Our tour guide, Robert, was excellent.... More 

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A great way to spend an hour while in Portland Maine, especially if you are a fan of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow's work. It's a nice little tour with the history and tidbits about the house, gardens, and the Wadsworth and Longfellow families. Definitely a little piece of American history.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I took a tour of this house a couple of days ago. It is located right in the heart of Congress street and very easy to spot because everything around it is so modern compared to this 1700's house. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She actually went over the allotted tour time (one hour)... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Extremely enjoyed the tour as well as the outside gardens. If you have the chance to do the tour, take advantage of it, it is worth it.

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Thank Lorines60
Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We recently visited the Longfellow House for the first time as we were entertain out-of-town guests for an extended stay. The tour was as entertaining and interesting for us locals and visitors. It really is a gem in the middle of the city. Set back from busy Congress Street is the quiet Longfellow residence and gardens. Although we visited in... More 

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