Wadsworth-Longfellow House Historic House Tour: Maine and the American Revolution

    Improve listing Presented by

General Peleg Wadsworth, who built the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, served under George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The house was built shortly after the war, in 1785-86. Eighty-five years after the Revolution, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow helped define the national narrative of independence through his poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere." The family remained committed to preserving the memory of the founding generation. This tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House delves deeply into the Revolutionary era in Portland, and features a mini-exhibit of Revolutionary-era items in MHS collections.