Maine Historical Society Brown Library, Portland

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Maine Historical Society is located on a one-acre campus in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine.

It is comprised of the Longfellow House, home of 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the Brown Library; the MHS Museum and Shop; and the Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum.

Maine Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in the United States.
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  • Had a great time doing the Longfellow Haunted House tour. James was an amazing tour guide and you can tell he really loves the subject matter. Highly recommend as a Halloween excursion.  more »
  • Very clever folks are working here. The exhibits are brilliant and well presented and enjoyed. The book shop is fascinating and worthy your browsing. The historic Longfellow House just next door. Job ...  more »
  • Great Place To Visit, The Longfellow House Next Door Is Awesome. The Presentations They Put On Are Great and Very Informative, They Also Do Historical Walks Around Portland.  more »
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  • Wonderfully talented and helpful research library staff. Low day use fee gets you full access to Maine history.
  • The place for historical or geneology research

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