Love is a many-splendored thing, and what could make it more splendid than a night of poetry, bubbly refreshments, and strict Victorian courtship rituals? Make this year’s Valentine’s Day one for the history books and bring your special someone to a love-themed tour of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House! This special stroll through the historic home of Portland’s favorite poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow will be illuminated with tales of the dating customs of yesteryear and of the many loves, romances, and even heartbreaks of the Wadsworth and Longfellow families. Learn all the delectable details on this night of fun, fancy, and of course, love!
Prior to the tour guests will enjoy a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and will leave with a reproduction print of a lovely vintage valentine from our collection, as well as a rose from Harmon’s Floral Company.
Each tour is limited in number and advance reservations are required.
Cost: $30 per couple for MHS members; $45 per couple for general admission. All tickets are sold in pairs (1 purchase = 2 tickets). Tours begin at the MHS Museum Store at 489 Congress Street.