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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.
Another must see in Portland. I'm very impressed with all the furnishings dating back to the 1700's. Once again they've done an amazing job restoring to the original house. Thank you to the... Read more
The Wadsworth-Longfellow House is a small but interesting historic site that might be worth a stop if you're in the area and have a strong interest in this legendary poet's early life or enjoy... Read more
Interesting information about the childhood home of the famous poet and a small collection of natural history exhibits. The house contains all of the original furniture and portraits. Tours... Read more
Maine Historical Society & Wadsworth-Longfellow House
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