Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science
The museum is mentioned on the local tourist map, on the Duck Tours and sometimes during the scenic trolley and cruise-related rides. It is easy to find. We are located on the Portland Metro Bus Route 1, near Avon Street, on Congress Street. The Amtrak train from Boston arrives less than a mile from the museum, as do the major bus lines. It is a short cab ride from the train or bus stations. We are right off I-95, then off I-295, for those driving.
Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Natural History, Park, Science
Maine Historical Society employs a professional staff of 35. Our one–acre campus, which is open year round, is situated in downtown Portland, across from Monument Square. The Maine Historical Society strives to serve the entire state through its education and outreach programs and through the digital museum, the Maine Memory Network.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library
The Museum's collection of more than 15,000 objects includes decorative and fine arts dating from the 18th century to the present. The heart of the Museum's collection is the State of Maine Collection, which features works by artists such as Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Louise Nevelson, and Andrew Wyeth. The Museum has the largest European collection in Maine.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Natural History
For more information about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, his work, influence, family, and childhood home, visit our Longfellow website at www.HWLongfellow.org.