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Maine Historical Society

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Beautiful Building

Unfortunately, this has people working within the building, so you don't really feel comfortable to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cyndi G
Walking Tour

We took a 90 minute walking tour on Friday afternoon. The guide - a professor at a local university... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, this has people working within the building, so you don't really feel comfortable to spend a lot of time here. However, it is located next to the wadsworth-longfellow house so it is worth a peak inside. It is a beautiful building and wonderfully preserved.

Thank Cyndi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 90 minute walking tour on Friday afternoon. The guide - a professor at a local university - was both a friendly guide and a well-informed and experienced presenter. We enjoyed Professor Voyer's well-organized and informative talk. He answered all our questions and...More

Thank RCP012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the window teaser of an exhibit on trade posters and spent some time in their shop as well as in the Longfellow house. Trade posters are clever and fun and the shop is small, but with a very well chosen selection of stock....More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Stop in to the gift shop, enjoy one of the rotating exhibits, take a lovely house tour, or settle in for some serious research all in the heart of Portland!

Thank Dianei
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went for the Wadsworth Longfellow House tour. Viewing the museum display was a good bonus. We bought a book.

Thank KarenOxford_Ohio
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I went with my son's elementary school. The kids were learning about Maine in the old days and the famous poet, Longfellow. The tour guide was very patient and gave a great tour. The house is like stepping back in time. My son and I...More

Thank mrsronnydavis
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We come to Portland a couple of times a year for an "urban fix" for my wife who gave up a happy life in Chicago to come to Maine to Mary me. We're both history buffs, which first brought us to the adjacent Longfellow Homestead,...More

Thank CHARLES G
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Longfellow's home is very interesting and the guide is so enthusiastic and well informed, you feel like you are part of living history. Well worth the modest admission fee.

Thank LeslieFromLewes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The two small exhibitions here were interesting but there is no history of Portland apart from the 'great fire'. It was disappointing and expensive for what is on offer

1  Thank VonandBecs
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited this place near the end of our visit to Portland. How could we not. Entering this wonderfully preserved and maintained dwelling where once lived Longfellow, America's first global poet, was truly a step back in time. Our guide had a real passion for...More

Thank Mick B
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jwu5
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Response from TundraJayco | Reviewed this property |
The sounds like today and tomorrow. I would check their web site or even give them a call.
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Lovesportland
27 June 2015|
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Maine Historical Society Hours: June - Oct: M-Tu-W-F-Sa, 10-5 Th 10-7 Su 12-5 Frequent special programs and lectures extend the hours .
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