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The Maine Historical Society is a great to help history come alive for children and adults alike.
489 Congress St # 2
Portland, ME 04101
The Maine Historical Society Museum in Portland, Maine does a great job of bringing to life more than four hundred years of Maine history. Its collections feature more than 15,000 artifacts that extensively depict every aspect of life in the Pine Tree State. These include prints, paintings, clothing, textiles, political memorabilia, and even an impressive array of Native American historic materials. A fairly recent addition to the museum's holdings is the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of legendary poet Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow. This residence has been faithfully restored to depict the life and times of one of the America's most prolific scribes. For an always intriguing journey into history, be sure to add the Maine Historical Society Museum to your list when visiting Portland.