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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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Architectural Tour of Tate House Museum
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Tate House Museum Admission and Tour

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Beautiful Home

My husband and I used a Groupon admission for this attraction. We gave ourselves only an hour and we could have used another hour or so. The house, which is close to 300 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
pbandjellies
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I used a Groupon admission for this attraction. We gave ourselves only an hour and we could have used another hour or so. The house, which is close to 300 years old, is beautiful. Our guide was wonderful. His knowledge of the home, its contents, and the surrounding area was awesome. This is a must see if... More 

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2 Thank pbandjellies
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your tour. We are very proud of our house and our docents. More 

Scarborough, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven by this place so many times and finally decide to stop in and take a tour. Our tour guide, James Nappi, was very knowledgeable about the house and its history. It truly is a step back in time and one has to imagine what the surrounding area was like back in Tate's day when the river was... More 

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5 Thank hannahdkelly34
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're very proud of the Tate House and of our wonderful docents. More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about and touring this 1750's house. Hostess/guide Barbara was delightful. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank kmccall180
Fairport, NY
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The docents are very good. The house is nothing special in that it has very little of the original things. The history of the mast Industry, how they did it and transported the masts and the tensions with the British was impressive. The garden in the back was worth it only for variety and number of herbs of the time.

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Thank Jonahjohn
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this review

Glad you liked the garden.Hope the docent explained why there is no original furniture. More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tate House docents were able to answer every question I had about the history of the house, it's owners, and the area. Besides the normal history of an old house, the docents were filled with anecdotes about the Tate family and their business.

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3 Thank Cristine L
chefj0an, Board of Directors/Gift Shop Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We think our docents are wonderful and are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

lovely, so glad it is still available to the public, feel the history of a time gone by...take a walk on the nearby trails, visit the oldest cemetary across the street-see Period Grave Stones

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2 Thank Denise L
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Tate House and for all the other attractions in the Stroudwater neighborhood More 

CAMDEN
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Management response:

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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Springfield, Tennessee
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718 reviews
479 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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