Visit the Longfellow House poster, ca. 1935Item 7957 info
Maine Historical Society
To insure that her brother's memory would be part of the Portland landscape, Anne Longfellow Pierce donated the poet's childhood home and grounds to the Maine Historical Society on her death in 1901.
She had lived in the house all but three years of her life (before her husband's early death) and was its keeper from the time of her parents' deaths in the 1850s.