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Museums in Portland

Victoria Mansion

109 Danforth St.
The impressive italian-style Villa was designed by the renowned New Haven Architect Henry Austin in the years 1858-1860.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House

487 Congress St.
Home of the parents of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow where he grew up. His grandfater General Peleg Wadsworth built the home in 1785 with brick stones he ordered from Philadelphia. It was the first brich stone house in Portland.

Portland Museum of Art

7 Congress Square in Downtown Portland.
Charles Shipman Payson wing built 1979-83. Henry N. Cobb of I.M. Pei, architect. Contemporary Post-Modern, reflects a traditional architectural vocabulary. Built of locally-made brick with granite string courses. McLellan-Sweat House: federal mansion built in 1800-01 for Hugh McLellan by local architect builder John Kimball.

Childrens Museum of Portland

142 Free St.

Tate House Museum

1270 Westbrook St.
The elegant mansion was built in 1755 for Captain George Tate (1700-1794) and his family.  Tate came around 1750 to the colonies and worked for the British Royal Navy.

NO mansion at all, but may be a building you want to visit after a demanding museum day: the...

D.L. Geary Brewing Co.

38 Evergreen Dr. Maine's and New England's oldest Microbrewery. 

First Friday Art Walk in Portland
First Friday Art Walk in Portland



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