The Wadsworth-Longfellow House

General Peleg Wadsworth, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's grandfather, built the house in Portland, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts) during 1785 and 1786 with bricks from Philadelphia. The roof caught fire in 1814, and Henry's father decided to add a third story to the house. In 1901, the Maine Historical Society opened the house to visitors, making the Wadsworth-Longfellow house the first "historic house museum" in Maine.


Longfelllow House in Portland, Maine 1901

Longfellow Family Tomb

Longfellow House in Portland, Maine (1901)

Longfellow's family tomb (2nd from right) Western Cemetery, Portland, Maine


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