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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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Don't miss the peaceful garden in the back of the House.

Another part of Portland's interesting history. The Portland Historical Museum is adjacent to the House, and has an impressive selection of literature, cards and posters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Yastrem
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Davidson NC
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Davidson NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another part of Portland's interesting history. The Portland Historical Museum is adjacent to the House, and has an impressive selection of literature, cards and posters.

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Thank Yastrem
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An informative tour with a nice guide. My 13 year old son liked it every much, on a hot July day. It was short enough to be interesting the whole time. I recommend it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you know little about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, there is much to enjoy about this compelling tour of his familial home. My husband and I rank this highly among the attractions we visited in Portland.

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage daughter and I stopped here between college visits. She was not amused by the idea of going on an "Old House" tour. But, thanks to James, our tour guide, it was the best tour we've ever had. Not only did we learn about the people that lived in the house; but, we experienced James' great sense of humor...he... More 

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MaineHistorical, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, thank you so much for visiting the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and for the kind words! We're thrilled you had such a great experience, and will be sure to share your note with James. Best, Dan More 

Gorham, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though I've lived in the area for many years now, I just went to this historical attraction for the first time with a friend from out of town. If you are history buff, you'll definitely find it interesting! It's the only historically preserved home along bustling Congress St. and when you enter it, you definitely feel like you are... More 

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Friendswood, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and conducted a very historically informative tour. The house it full of historic furniture!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took this 45 minute narrated tour. Our guide was very friendly. He drew our attention to all of the history of the famous home where Longfellow grew up in. They also have various discounted tickets- AAA, Seniors etc.

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Rome, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow's boyhood home. We were given a tour through the house, enjoyed the well-stocked gift shop, and explored the garden at our leisure.

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Thank Romanwoman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Anyone wanting some contrast to lil' San Francisco (Portland) must tour this house with a docent! This is truly worth visiting and imagining Portland's earlier times and some it's more contributory citizens and era. The house and adjoining museum are valuable reminders of the perhaps one of the most notable eras of American history. The house is in excellent time... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our docent was not the best storyteller and she interjected many of her personal opinions. It was just okay.

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