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Address: 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 774–1822
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Maine Historical Society has something for everybody

I have been a member of the Maine Historical Society for many years and try to take advantage of all that they offer to members and the general public...museum exhibits, many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Goham, ME
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Goham, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I have been a member of the Maine Historical Society for many years and try to take advantage of all that they offer to members and the general public...museum exhibits, many daytime and evening lectures, library use, genealogical info and guidance, book groups, local and New England historical tours, the Longfellow House and garden, and a great book store, They... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

His birthplace on E. Fore Street being unfortunately razed (a stone marker is at the entrance to the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown), this childhood home is all that is left to mark his life here. The ME Historical Society has done a good job of interpreting the building & the library next door (newly upgraded) is an unmatched resource for... More 

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were both fascinated by the contents of this wonderful museum. There range of real artefacts, scale models and memorabilia was first rate.

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Newbury Old Town, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Fabulous research library next to Longfellow's childhood home. We went to view the traveling exhibit on Lincoln during the civil war. Wonderful.

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Speedway, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I visited the Wadsworth Longfellow home as a scheduled stop on my vacation. The Society also has an adjacent gift shop and musuem about Portland next door. It was a great stop to see the history and to visit the home of Longfellow. The home still contains the furniture and belongings of the family. There is alot of history to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Maine Historical Society is, in essence, the Wadsworth-Longfellow Home that has been preserved as it was during the years that Longfellow lived there. Not preserved in the sense of recreated -- but preserved in that when it was left to the Society nothing was changed -- NOTHING. The tour was fascinating with wonderful insights into not only Longfellow but... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On my way from Ogunquit to Freeport, stopped here at my elderly mother's request - Longfellow is her favorite. I was able to pick up books and a CD for her. A tour of Longfellow's boyhood home was just leaving as I arrived. The place is small but chock full of interesting materials. It is so important to preserve history,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Maine Historical Society has a very extensive research library with a vast Maine genealogical collection. There is also a small, well curated museum. The Society has an early printed copy of the Declaration of Independence. The most innovative aspect of the Maine Historical Society, however, is its online presence, mainememory.net, which is a website covering the history of the... More 

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Perth, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you go to a museum in Maine go to the one in Augusta! This is not really a museum but a display of history of Portland. Pretty disappointing.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had an afternoon to kill while in Portland for business and took their walking tour of Portland. I really enjoyed this. It was a great way to see the city core and learn about Portland's history. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional and handled the group well. And at $10, it is a good value.

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Address: Address: 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 774–1822
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland

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