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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Built between 1785 and 1786, the Wadsworth-Longfellow house was home to three generations of a Portland family that formed an integral part of the cultural, political and literary life of New England and the rest of the country. Revolutionary War General Peleq Wadsworth was its first inhabitant and Anne Longfellow Pierce (younger sister of poet Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow) its last. It was Anne's foresight that left the house, grounds and furniture to the Maine History Society, allowing public access. The house was the first brick building in Portland and visitors can enjoy a ramble through the three-storey house (containing effectively all original furniture and artefacts) and the Maine Historical Society Museum. Several different tours are also available throughout the year.

Information & Facts

489 Congress Street
$12 (adults); $3 (children). Prices include Museum admission. Concessions available.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
House and garden guided tours: (May to October) Monday to Saturday 10:30am-4pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm. Museum: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
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