Three main buildings make up this wonderful museum complex. The history museum contains changing exhibitions that cover over ... More
Maine Historical Society
Three main buildings make up this wonderful museum complex. The history museum contains changing exhibitions that cover over five centuries of Maine life, the research library contains the world's premier collection of Maine history printed materials, and the 1786 Wadsworth-Longfellow House is the childhood home of one of America's most famous 19th century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House is the highlight of this tour. Our docent was very knowledgeable and filled the one-hour tour with interesting stories and content. It moves oretty slowly through the house and you learn a lot about the history of the house and the Wadsworth family. It might be a little slow for small children and the house and rooms are somewhat small. I think we had eight or nine people on the tour and I would think a group of greater than ten might be a little crowded going through the rooms.
Ths Historical Society Museum was relatively small but interesting and everything was included in the $7 per adult price.