HWL Book
A book purchased at the Longfellow House, Portland, Maine ©Author Adventures

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House in Portland, Maine, is open to the public and welcomes visitors, which Portland well deserves with its assortment of shops and fresh lobster pulled from the sea.

Home of Paul Revere, Boston ©Author Adventures

You may have read or even memorized his famous poem about Paul Revere’s Ride, which you can find on the website of poetry.eserver.org.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his first poem at the age of 13 under the name “Henry.” When his father read it, he said it was terrible, not realizing that it had been written by his son who would eventually become one of America’s best known poets.

(Read more about this author through our Massachusetts and Michigan sections.)

This is the second stop on our Maine Trail!

Patricia Smart