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Tate House Museum

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Georgian-style House, built in 1755; also has 18-century herb garden.
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1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
+1 207-774-6177
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I attended a fantastic docent-led tour today at the Tate House Museum in Portland. Our docent, James, was extremely knowledgeable and made our tour so comfortable. We learned so much about the history of Maine, the city of Portland, the Tate House...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Carol M
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

What a great tour! The house is beautiful preserved, especially considering it’s age. Enjoyed the very informative history on mast building and it’s affect on Maine’s forests. Our tour guide, Jim Nappi, was so knowledgeable. You can tell he loves his role as guide as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a very interesting piece of Maine history. I was more interested in the house though, and not as much in the Mast Trade. Though I do understand the significance of the mast trade to the history of the house and area, I feel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gwynaseth
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I booked the Tate House tour and our guide was very knowledgeable, answered everyone’s questions and knew lots of history about the house and the way of life during that time. Educational for sure!

Date of experience: September 2018
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chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for joining us and for writing a review.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had very nice tour. It was a quick stop in between Hiking Trails. Very Informative and beautiful house to look at.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary Elizabeth M
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thanks for joining us.

Reviewed September 1, 2018

We had an excellent experience at the Tate House because Stephen, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable of the history, engaged in his work, and a pleasant person. We also lucked out and had a private tour with him (on a Saturday, no less). Were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour. It's a guided tour and our guide was great. Lots of information and very informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

What a gem! The Tate House is one of the oldest original family residences on the East Coast. Dating back to 1755, the house has been masterfully restored with great care taken to accurately capture life as it would have been in the mid-late-1700s when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Kim J
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We were looking for a rainy day activity that was history related and this fit the bill. It's a smallish house, but it's pretty well preserved and the docent was knowledgeable and friendly. I believe the tour took us about an hour. If you're interested...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank M Z
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting us we love our 18th century home. It's nice to have people come who appreciate architecture as much as we do

Reviewed January 2, 2018

The Tate House is just a short bus ride away from the city center, and is a must for anyone interested in local history or how people lived during the lead-up to the American Revolution. The tour of the house is in-depth and good for...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Erin M
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thank you for reviewing the Tate House. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit.

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January 16, 2017|
Response from chefj0an | Property representative |
We're not hard to find at all. We are 10 minutes from the Old Port area. Just take Congress Street out of the city and head towards the airport. We are at 1267 Westbrook Street at the intersection of Congress. If you are... More