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A Mr. Blackwell was a fine guide for a group of seven strangers. He knew and liked his subject... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 2 weeks ago
FloridaMarvin
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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 via mobile

A Mr. Blackwell was a fine guide for a group of seven strangers. He knew and liked his subject, and paid more attention to the needs or interests of his hearers than the sound of his own voice. The endearing house is a richer imaginative...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
MaineHistoricalSoc, Public Relations Manager at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 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

Thank Betsy C
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!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Thank nancypH6606EN
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!

Reviewed 12 July 2018

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 11 July 2018

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 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.

Thank samsmary26
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!

Reviewed 15 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 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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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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