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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101 USA

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“four generations of one remarkable family”

Within its walls lived four generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), grew up in the house and went on to become one of the most famous men of his time. General Peleg Wadsworth, built the house in 1785-1786, and the last person to live there was Anne Longfellow Pierce, Henry's younger sister. Mrs. Pierce, widowed at an early age, lived in the house until her death in 1901. At that time, in accordance with a deed she executed in 1895, the house passed to the Maine Historical Society to be preserved as a memorial to her famous brother and their family.

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AlexRhinehart

  • 8 Reviews
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June 06, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great little stop while in town. History is an amazing thing.

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

489 Congress St
Portland, Maine
04101 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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