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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
+1 207-774-1822
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Didn’t see everything

Have to go on the tour and we didn’t want to wait so self-toured the gardens which weren’t much, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelprincess2
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midwest
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Beautifully restored

The docents were very welcoming and knew a lot of literary history. It has been lovingly restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FloridaMarvin
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florida
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“his life” (8 reviews)
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
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+1 207-774-1822
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"historical society"
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"childhood home"
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"his life"
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"family history"
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"early years"
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"original furnishings"
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"gift shop"
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"guided tour"
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"step back in time"
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"buy your tickets"
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"maine history"
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"rainy day"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to go on the tour and we didn’t want to wait so self-toured the gardens which weren’t much, a nice place to eat your own lunch but it was in the 90s when we were there so not that pleasant. Cannot speak to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The docents were very welcoming and knew a lot of literary history. It has been lovingly restored down to every detail. Well worth a visit.

Thank FloridaMarvin
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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took this tour last week and found it to be very interesting and informative. The home is incredibly well-maintained and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about all sorts of personal little details about the family, not just the furnishings and...More

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Betsy, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the tour interesting and informative!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived just in time for a tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the family and the house.

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting, we are delighted that you enjoyed your tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a docent to ourselves and he was very informative. The house is fully furnished so you actually see how they lived. Allow about 45 min and then go to the museum (40 min)

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not able to see in the house as it closes at 5pm, but we were still able to walk around the outside and see the gardens. The garden area is nice a quiet and includes places to sit. it was very pretty.

Thank Lynne D
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I have always been a fan of the poet. On this tour, one can learn so much about Henry and his family. You even get to see a desk where he sat to write. Great tour guide.

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Wadsworth Longfellow House is surrounded by commercial properties as civilization has encroached. Wee preserved/restored. A trip back in time.

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your visit!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We are visitors from England and are lucky to live in a country full of ancient houses and literary shrines so we were delighted to be able to visit Longfellows house today. It is very atmospheric - full of original furniture and other items and...More

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for your visit! We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour through the Longfellow House and that our guides helped bring the House to life!

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

While the house and tour is done very well it is disconcerting when you find it this 1800 house is in the middle of high risers in busy district. Once in the house all goes away .More

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MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

It's fascinating, isn't it, how the sound of the city goes away once you're in the House or garden? The House was the first wholly brick dwelling in Portland, and as you've commented, it's the only single–family residence to survive downtown Congress Street's change from...More

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22Maui
25 May 2018|
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Response from Kevin C | Reviewed this property |
No doubt Victoria Mansion, both very good .
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8 June 2017|
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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).
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