Longfellow House - Portland

Longfellow was a famous poet before the Civil War. He came before Robert Frost. One poem he wrote was about Paul Revere. Longfellow became very famous for that poem. There was one poem that was also famous about the Acadians getting chased out of Canada. Mostly Longfellow lived in the house when he was a child.

When Longfellow moved to Boston the house became his sister’s house because she stayed there. She didn’t want electricity or immediate water in her house. When she died, the house was given to the Maine Historical Society. They installed water and electricity but Anne Longfellow didn’t have either of those.

P.S The best part of the Paul Revere poem is “Listen My Children, And You Shall Hear, About The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere!

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