New England Heritage Days

Maine Historical Society

We have an excited program planned for you in conjunction with the Maine Historical Society. You will be guided through the historic Wadsworth-Longfellow House, visit the newest exhibit, "Music in Maine," and be guided on a historical walk through Portland.


2024 Event Details

Location: Maine Historical Society, 498 Congress St., Portland

Dates: Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: $3:00 per person

Please pre-register for this event by October 1. 

Accompanying unit study: Longfellow & Revere, free with your registration.

Recommended Age Range: All Ages!


Parking garages available 24 hours $5 per hour

On street parking available $2.50 per hour


Please Pre-register using the form at the bottom of the page, no later than October 1.  



Wadsworth Longfellow House Guided Tour

Built in 1785-86, the Wadsworth-Longfellow House is best known today as the childhood home of the celebrated American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Here in the bustling maritime city of Portland, Longfellow grew to adulthood and began the writing career that would bring him international renown. Explore the home with an MHS educator and examine the connections between Longfellow's childhood, family life and city life in the mid-nineteenth century and the poetry Longfellow created.


Historical Walking Tour of Portland

Discover the city that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow knew on a guided expedition through downtown Portland. Using maps and photographs reproduced from the MHS collections, students will join an MHS educator to learn about Longfellow's poems about his native city, life in the nineteenth century, and the layers of the past that sill exist in Portland's changing urban landscape.


Music in Maine Exhibit

Explore diverse musical stories through historic objects, instruments, artwork, photographs, clothing --- and of course music.


Register Today!

Event Registration Form
Please complete and return this form to HOME, P.O. Box 159, Camden, ME 04843
Heritage Days Registration Form 2023.pdf
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* Event Refund Policy Registration fees may be refunded up to the registration deadline for this event. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline. In the event that you must cancel, please consider making your fee a donation to HOME rather than requesting a refund! If an event must be canceled or rescheduled for any reason, HOME will notify participants. Refunds will then be considered on a case by case basis, depending on whether or not the event is rescheduled.