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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1267 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102-1934
+1 207-774-6177
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit. John our tour guide was so sweet. Very insightful. I learned many things about the area. I never realized what a small world we live in and how things from all over the world effect us here.

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank Laura M
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed July 15, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank pbandjellies
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

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

Reviewed July 13, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
9  Thank hannahdkelly34
chefj0an, Guest Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

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

Reviewed July 10, 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank kmccall180
Reviewed July 9, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jonahjohn
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2016

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

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank Cristine L
chefj0an, Board of Directors/Gift Shop Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

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

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

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Denise L
chefj0an, Public Relations Manager at Tate House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

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

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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank CHARLES G
Management response:Responded December 14, 2015

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...More

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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Carol W
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank Tennessee50plus
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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