Maine Historical Society
Weather permitting, these guided walking tours leave from the Maine Historical Society (beside Longfellow House) each afternoon, and...
Museum of African Culture
It may be small, but New England's only African culture museum houses over 1500 pieces of art- and craft-works from the continent's...
Port City Music Hall
This three-story performance space hosts big-name touring bands and smaller-scale performances. Check the calendar online.
Public Market House
A handful of fast-food stalls occupy this great market. It's the perfect place for a quick, cheap and tasty meal (soups, burritos,...
489 Congress St · interesting places nearby
Longfellow House information
The revered American poet Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow (1807–82) grew up in this Federal-style house, built in 1785 by his Revolutionary War–hero grandfather. The house has been impeccably restored to look as it did in the 1800s, complete with original furniture and artifacts. Admission is included to the Maine Historical Society Museum next door, with rotating exhibits about life in Maine over the past few centuries. Ask here about historical walking tours , offered by the society from June to mid-October.