Maine Historical Society



Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party & Magical History Tour

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Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party

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Friday, May 11, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm

The night before the Magical History Tour we'll party at the exciting and original O'Maine Studios at 54 Danforth Street, Portland.

Guests will enjoy an energetic and fun live auction and silent auction, featuring art, travel, adventure, and opportunities you can't find anywhere else!

Location: O'Maine Studios. 54 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine.

Food: Scrumptious light fare will be served, including a complimentary signature cocktail. A full cash bar is available throughout the evening.

Tickets: $60/adult – cocktail party only; $75/ Adult MHS Member Combo Ticket (for both party and tour); $85/ Adult General Admission (for party and tour). Space is limited and tickets to this event often sell out early.

Magical History Tour

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for our fourth annual exploration of fascinating historic sites around Portland that you've never seen – and maybe didn't even know existed! The Magical History Tour is your key to unlocking fascinating historical places around Portland that are not usually open to the public. The Magical History Tour is a self-guided adventure guaranteed to amaze and amuse both adults and children. Equipped with a map, and at your own pace, you will be greeted by guides at each location ready to share the history of the tour stop.

Again this year, all of our sites will be new, with the exception of the winner of our People's Choice Site Survey – voted your favorite site from the past three years!

The Magical History Tour check-in begins at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 12 at Maine Historical Society's Brown Library.  At this time, you will find out where the tour will take you as you receive your map and ticket into each site.

You can also join us for the Grand Reveal at Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party at O'Maine Studios on Friday night! Those who attend the Cocktail Party can avoid a stop at MHS on Saturday morning.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and sneak peaks on our locations as well as other exciting opportunities.

Location: The Magical History Tour starts at Maine Historical Society's Brown Library at 485 Congress Street, located next door to the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. This is where guests check in, get their maps and tickets, and can buy same-day tickets.

Tickets: Get your tickets online by calling us at 207-774-1822, or by visiting our Museum Store at 489 Congress Street. Tickets are $25/ Adult MHS Member (Tour Only); $35/ Adult General Admission (Tour Only); $5/ Juniors - under age 18 (Tour Only). Combo tickets also available.

Please join us at one or both of these exciting events!

For more information email Kate Raymond or call her at (207) 774-1822 ext. 216.


We need volunteers for the Magical History Tour. Learn more and sign up to Volunteer!

Our Event Sponsors

Exclusive Media Sponsor

Maine Media Collective


AAA Northern New England LLBean TDBank


Benchmark Coffee By Design Harvard Pilgrim The Hatcher Group JB Brown MEMIC Noyes Hall Allen

Community Ambassador


Contributing Sponsors

Baker Newman Noyes
Broadreach Public Relations
Full Court Press
East Brown Cow
Gorham Savings Bank
Lambert Coffin
Norway Savings Bank
Portland Trails
Redfern Properties
Spire Express
Verrill Dana

Contact Nan Cumming at 207 774-1822 ext. 231 or email her for more information on sponsorship opportunities!