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Comfort & Joy: Christmas in Olde New England

November 25, 2019

Comfort & Joy: Christmas in Olde New England

Portland ME: Maine Historical Society (MHS) will host special tours of the first floor of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House as the family would have decorated it – allowing modern visitors to experience the look and feel of an authentic, mid-19th century New England Christmas.

Guided tours run 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm (last tour departs 5:30 pm) on four consecutive Saturdays: November 30 and December 7, 14 and 21. Following the tour, visitors can enjoy hot cider, cookies and a 10% discount on merchandise at the MHS Museum Store, which will be open till 6:00 pm for the tours.

Tickets are purchased at the MHS Museum Store the day of the tour. Cost: Free MHS members; $10 adults; $5 for youth up to age 17.

The Longfellow House and MHS Museum Store are on the Maine Historical Society campus, 489 Congress Street, Portland.

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

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