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Maine Historical Society Brown Library, Portland

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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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  • Longfellow's home is very interesting and the guide is so enthusiastic and well informed, you feel like you are part of living history. Well worth the modest admission fee. 
  • The two small exhibitions here were interesting but there is no history of Portland apart from the 'great fire'. It was disappointing and expensive for what is on offer 
  • We visited this place near the end of our visit to Portland. How could we not. Entering this wonderfully preserved and maintained dwelling where once lived Longfellow, America's first global poet, was...  read more »
  • The place for historical or geneology research
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