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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Very interesting self-guided, historical tour with staff throughout to answer questions. There were multiple small exhibits throughout the house that added a little bit of extra history and interest beyond the Wadsworth-Longfewllow storyline. Admission to the house includes an additional museum next door that highlights...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Though I have limited interest in Wadsworth and Longfellow, I enjoyed seeing the house (check out those period wallpapers!) and relaxing in the garden. Be sure to leave time for the Maine Historical Society next door, which to me was far more interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

absolutely amazing tour. the house is a priceless treasure and i enjoyed the history given by the tour guide... cannot recommend highly enough!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Got in on a BOGO deal, so saved $15. Docents in the house were pretty knowledgeable. HOWEVER, even before we got to the upstairs section, we were told to hurry along, as a paid GUIDED tour was about to come in, and we were not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

The Maine Historical Society with the Wodsworth-Longfellow House is a fine museum. The Wordsworth-Longfellow House is one of the few historic sites with almost all original furnishings. A must see if you’re visiting Portland.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Stopped by around 2:30 in the afternoon and asked to buy a ticket to see the house & museum. I was told "No you can't, it's been sold out all day". The website doesn't say anything about needing to reserve tickets in advance for individuals;...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We enjoyed learning about the Wadsworth- Longfellow families and seeing this well preserved family home. The Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth- Longfellow House are members of the North American reciprocal museums so since we belong to our local museum which is also a member,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house belongs to the Maine Historical Society. There is an admission fee to tour the house but not the gardens. On each of the two floors there is a guide to answer questions but there is no guided tour. Each room has a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carl C
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

After looking at the Maine Historical website for this museum I downloaded the Wadsworth-Longfellow House app for free and set off with my earphones. They do have earphones for $2 available for purchase in the adjacent store. John Badin is the house manager and provided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pammieannie
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

If you can only do one thing in Portland, you should take the Wadsworth-Longfellow House tour. The history of the house and its occupants is fascinating. The furnishings are the original Longfellow furnishings. The tour feels like a visit to a lived-in house For example,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
No doubt Victoria Mansion, both very good .
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Response from MaineHistorical | Property representative |
Hello, in addition to being open Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm the Wadsworth-Longfellow House is also open for tours on Sunday from 12pm-5pm (June through October).