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Address: 489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
Phone Number: 207-774-1822
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.

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Interesting but Very Claustrophopic

The day I went, it was hot and they allowed more people than usual on the tour. The guide frequently complained that the group was too large. If the group is more than 8 to 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
eileenrfischer
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day I went, it was hot and they allowed more people than usual on the tour. The guide frequently complained that the group was too large. If the group is more than 8 to 10 people, skip it. If you can go with a smaller group, it is well worth your time. Most of the furniture, and even the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While waiting for the tour you can visit the two exhibit rooms with information about Acadia park and the big fire of 1866. Our guide shared many stories about Longfellow's life and writings.

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Ozone Park, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Great Uncle was the caretaker of this home so it is always nice to go visit and see his name wall

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide from the bookstore made the tour a cut above. The furnishings take you back in time, and the parlor with its portrait of George Washington speaks volumes about the thinking that shaped and inspired the poet himself.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was built right after the revolution. It's an amazing example of what Portland was to the country so early on. Oh and yes you get to know all about Longfellow. So if your a history or a literary buff you really need to GO! DJ

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Longfellow's boyhood home is charming and the tour is excellent (call ahead for times). Just a few blocks from downtown and within walking distance of the Museum of Art.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few hours to spend before catching our flight home so we decided to take the tour of this historic location. Our guide was outstanding in her historical knowledge and description of family life in the home, as well as Longfellow's career and that of his family. The house and contents were left the same as they had been... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11-yr-old grandson and I toured the museum and house on a hot July Sunday. (Bonus -- no public bathrooms open in Portland on Sunday, but the historical museum had nice ones and a locker for backpacks.) The 1-hour tour held my grandson's interest, and we found books and postcards in the gift shop. The museum also features pictures from... More 

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Davidson NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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