The Wadsworth Longfellow House and Garden

Visitor Information

489 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04101

Phone: 207-774-1822
Hours: May - October 10-5 Monday - Saturday Sundays 12-5 December weekends only All tours are guided and on the hour from 11-5 Sundays 1-5 1st Tour of the Day Monday - Saturday 10:30 Sunday 12:30

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: 10% off admission, 10% off purchases in the museum store.


Wadsworth Longfellow House was built in 1785-1786, for General Peleg Wadsworth a Revolutionary War General grandfather of the famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poet grew up in the home that is filled with original family furnishings, from the 1700 and 1800,s. In the back of the home are the Longfellow gardens open to the public free of charge during the season with areas to sit and enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and plants.