Wadsworth-Longfellow House

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Portland loves it’s Longfellow and you can get all you want at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Tons of household artifacts and authentic collectibles help tell the story of a very interesting American family. It’s only open May-October, so you’ll have to get your timing right. That said, the wealth of artifacts and sense of place you’ll experience here make it a must-visit tourist stop in southern Maine. Via Maine Historical Society: Within its walls lived three 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.