Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third-oldest state historical society in the United States. Located in downtown Portland, much of our one-acre campus including the Maine History Society Museum and Store and the Brown Research Library is open year-round. Our Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Longfellow Garden are open May through October. The Maine Historical Society strives to serve the entire state through its programs and the digital museum, the Maine Memory Network.
Enhance your visit to the historic Wadsworth-Longfellow House by downloading our tour app on your smart device. The app tour includes descriptions and brief histories of each room in the house, as well as quotes from family members and select Longfellow poems. You can also view the house floor plan and read the transcript of the audio tour. To learn more about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and view a list of all of his published work, visit www.hwlongfellow.org.
Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour inside. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.
This is not an entrance ticket. Check opening hours and pandemic rules before your visit.