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Definitely worth seeing

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
nancypH6606EN
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DELRAY BEACH, United States
worth doing

We had a docent to ourselves and he was very informative. The house is fully furnished so you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Home where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived as a boy.
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489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3414
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank nancypH6606EN
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank samsmary26
MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank patraveller2007
MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit!

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 4 weeks ago

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!

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

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

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

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We went as a group and did it as an open house tour which means there were staff inside to answer questions, but weren't there to escort you room to room. We lucked out and ran into James, a tour guide, who was so passionate...More

Thank travelerfromCT34
MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, and we're delighted that you ran into James who very much has a passion for the House and the fun details that make it come alive. We're glad you enjoyed our (snarky) "do not touch" cards. We find that those...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

While going around in Congress Street we stopped at Wadsworth-Longfellow house. A historic house and museum covering about 1200 sq mtrs and opened in 1786. It is operated by Maine Historical Society. The House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962 and in 1966...More

Thank Gaetano A
MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for visiting, Gaetano!

Reviewed 11 December 2017

If you like literature and history, you'll enjoy this house museum. It's really all about William Wadsworth Longfellow, who spent his early years in these very rooms, and wrote his early work on that very desk. Which is very cool if you think about it....More

1  Thank Shariann L
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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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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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